Abia Nale’s case against Mpumalanga Black Aces will be heard at the PSL’s DRC on Wednesday
Posted: 27 October 2015 Time: 15:58
Abia Nale will appear before the PSL Dispute Resolution Chambers tomorrow hoping his retrenchment case with Mpumalanga Black Aces is finally resolved and he is declared a free agent.
Only when he has been declared a free agent will Nale then be able to effectively become a Maritzburg United player – with whom he has agreed terms subject to his boardroom case.
Quintin Jettoo, the Maritzburg team and operations manager, confirms that the delay in registering Nale with the League is hanging on the 29-year-old’s case with Aces.
“Abia’s case is being heard at the PSL DRC tomorrow,” says Jettoo.
“For now we can only be patient and wait for the finalisation of the case that he has with Aces. Only once he has been declared a free by the PSL will we be able to then register him, so our agreement with him is subject to the finalisation of the case that is being heard at the PSL.
"We have to be patient.”
Nale was retrenched by Black Aces during the off-season along with several other players and in his fight for a fair settlement, he then took up his case with the PSL.
With his contract – which is the subject of the PSL hearing – with Black Aces still valid, only the League’s DRC can now declare Nale a free agent and enable him to be registered with another club outside the transfer window.