Local News 17.8.2016 07:14 pm

Barends keen to help Milano get promotion

Gert Barends (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Gert Barends (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Former Chippa United, SuperSport United and Polokwane City defender Gert Barends believes his new club Milano United have what it takes to win automatic promotion.

Barends joined Milano as a free agent this current transfer period after Rise and Shine decided not to renew his contract.

“They (City) never explained why my contract wasn’t renewed, but I’m just happy to be back in Cape Town playing for Milano. Milano are like my second home and I’m grateful that they have given me this chance to play for them,” Barends told Phakaaathi.

“We have a young squad here and I’m hoping that I and the other experienced guys here could help these young boys to realise their dream of playing in the PSL.

Milano will begin their 2016/17 NFD campaign with a clash against Witbank Spurs at Bluedowns Stadium on Sunday, August 28.

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