Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler has spoken highly of newly aquired Zimbabwean winger Gabriel Nyoni, describing him as a gifted and intelligent player.

Nyoni joined the Team of Choice last month from CAPS United after  impressing during trials at the KZN side.

Addressing the media yesterday, Tinkler showered the 26-year-old former Highlanders man with so much praise.

“We call him Mr Blitz. He has got a lot of pace, speed and technically gifted,” said Tinkler.

“He is an intelligent young man, highly ambitious and I think he is going to benefit the team,” he added.