OFFICIAL: Abia Nale joins Platinum Stars

Nale requested to be released from his contract with Maritzburg United late last year, and he will now turn out for Dikwena

Platinum Stars have officially confirmed the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Abia Nale

The Sebokeng-born winger parted ways with Maritzburg United earlier this year, and it is believed that he has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Rustenburg-based outfit. 

Nale becomes Dikwena's third signing since the start of the year. He joins Gerald Phiri and Willem Mwedihanga, who were also officially unveiled on Wednesday.

General manager Senzo Mazingiza expects the club to sign one more player before the transfer window closes at the end of January.  

"There’s also one player that we are still chasing. If all goes according to plan, we will make an announcement," Mazingiza told the club's website.

He also confirmed that they will be releasing a few players this month, but he was unable to reveal their names as that they are still in talks with the concerned parties. 

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"Also concerning players who might be leaving, we are talking to them. We want to respect the players," he added. 

Head coach Cavin Johnson is desperate to turn his team's season around following a series of poor results in the first half. 

Dikwena finished the year in 13th place with 14 points from their opening 14 league games.