Absa Premiership

Walters: We have something to play for now

2015-07-10 08:00
Shu-Aib Walters (Gallo)

Cape Town - Shu-Aib Walters, says that the news that Mpumalanga Black Aces will be staying in the PSL has reinvigorated his teammates who struggled a bit with training last week.

The PSL confirmed on Thursday that they had rejected the application for the sale of the club to AmaZulu.

“I’m sure that the majority of the players wanted to be here, they signed for Aces and wanted to be in Johannesburg,” Walter told Sport24.

“For me it would have probably been one of the easier moves if it had materialised because I have been in KZN for five and a half years, but for the other players it would have been a big adjustment.”

Walters said that although the players were putting in effort at training the knowledge that they might have to relocate or drop down to the NFD had meant that their minds were elsewhere.

“The players are relieved now and can put 120% focus in.

“Since the news broke last week Tuesday you could see on Wednesday and Thursday the players could only give 60%, not because of a lack of effort but because their minds were worried about what would happen.

“Obviously there are a lot more smiles now because there is clarity.

“We are playing for now, we are training for something now.

“Last week we were thinking about how this would effect our futures but now we have a goal to work towards,” he said positively. 

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