Baroka sign ex-Pirates youth product

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Ogle was given a few weeks of assessment by Baroka FC and he impressed the technical team whilst playing for Baberwa FC in the ABC Motsepe League in Gauteng.

The 32-year-old, who will only have six league games to prove his worth at Bakgaga, last played in the PSL when he was released by Moroka Swallows at the end of the 2013/14 season when the Dube Birds finished 13th on the log.

He left the club during that off-season along with Giorgi Nergadze, Edward Manqele, Levy Mokgothu, Roger da Costa, Darren Lurie, Igor Bondzulic, Gilbert Mapemba and Asavela Mbekile.

Ogle, who also left Pirates without playing a single official match, previously played for City Pillars, Mpumalanga Black Aces (twice), University of Pretoria, Thanda Royal Zulu and Golden Arrows.

Baroka media officer Jimmy Ngobeni confirmed the club have signed Ogle until the end of the season mindful of their current situation.

"The player has been signed with us to strengthen our team until the end of the season as you know the predicament which we are in," Ngobeni tells this website.

"We need to have a pool of players to strengthen our squad and that's why we had to sign him and he suits the style of how we play.

"You must also understand that we have another type of play in our team and we feel Nathi can fit in our team."

The NFD champions are in danger of returning straight back to the second tier next season as they prop up the table with 21 points from 24 matches.

It makes a interesting return for Ogle as Milton Dlamini's side will face his former club Pirates on Wednesday at Orlando stadium.