Johannesburg - Mpumalanga Black Aces are still hopeful of signing Kaizer Chiefs winger Abia Nale to a permanent contract, the club have confirmed.
According to the supersport.com website, Nale spent last season on loan at AmaZayoni and looks set to rejoin after the club revealed he is still training with the team, despite officially belonging to Chiefs.
The 27-year-old made 17 appearances for the side in all competition last season, though he missed the final few games of the campaign through injury.
Black Aces have also revealed that midfielder Tshidiso Tukane is also still training with the team while he negotiates a new contract.
Goalkeepers Dino Visser (formerly Black Leopards) and Rowen Fernandez (SuperSport United), defenders Sipho Mngomezulu (BidVest Wits), Johannes Motlhaping and Auguston Leonard (both Bloemfontein Celtic), and Jabulane Mazibuko (Vasco Da Gama), midfielders Tinashe Nengomasha from (BidVest Wits), Nhlanhla Zothwane (Lamontville Golden Arrows) and Kamogelo Mashikinya (Mbombela United), and strikers Collins Mbesuma (Orlando Pirates), Sibusiso Zuma (SuperSport United) and Darren Lurie (Moroka Swallows) are all on trial over the next few weeks.
The club has also confirmed the players released from the first team as Aleni Lebyane, Omar Hendricks, Stanley Kgatla, Mohau Motaung, Innocent Mdledle and Donovan Thompson.