Nale is currently a free agent, but Chiefs included an 'option to buy' clause when he moved to MP Black Aces on loan last season, Goal can confirm
By Ernest Makhaya
Goal has discovered that Kaizer Chiefs have not yet made up their minds about whether to sell Abia Nale to Mpumalanga Black Aces or not.
The 28-year-old midfielder is currently without a club despite training with AmaZayoni after Chiefs decided against renewing his contract last month.
The Mpumalanga outfit are still keen on the player and they want to close this deal before the start of the new season having indicated that Nale forms part of their future plans.
"His contract with Chiefs expired but Aces are negotiating with Chiefs to buy him," a source close to the deal told Goal. "Before the season starts, I'm 100 per cent sure that everything will be sorted. He continues to train with Aces," added the source.
Our source also confirmed that AmaKhosi attempted to use Nale as bait to lure Thabo Qalinge from Aces, as Goal reported last week.
According to our source, the Sebokeng-born player could return to Naturena as there are those (within the club) who believe that Nale still has a place at Chiefs.
"Yes, there was that attempt (for Nale and Qalinge to be involved in a swap deal) but I don't know what happened because that was between Chiefs and Aces.
"In fact they (Chiefs) are undecided about Abia, because there are those who believe he still has a place at Chiefs," revealed the source.
The former Golden Arrows midfielder previously told Goal that he wouldn't mind returning to Chiefs for as long as he's going to be given a fair chance to enjoy his football.