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South African side Maritzburg yet to register Ghana striker Mike Mohammed

Published on: 16 August 2014
Mike Mohammed is awaiting his work permit to play in South Africa

Maritzburg United are still in the process of trying to register Ghanaian hitman Mike Mohammed, Soccer Laduma has reported.

The player was signed on a three year deal and was seemingly brought in to boost what appears to be a threadbare striking department.

However, South African Home Affairs have made changes to their policy of how foreigners must apply for a work permit, and this seems to have caused a delay in his registration.

New visa regulations are such that the player has to go back to his homeland to apply for a permit, and as such added delays are thought to be expected.

Mohammed is yet to feature for the Team of Choice in the 2014/15 campaign, as he waits for his work permit to be granted.

Nonetheless, United have managed to make a good start to the season with a win and a draw in their opening two PSL fixtures.

Good news for the Maritzburg faithful is that Ghana international Mohammed Awal’s work permit application was processed without too much delay. Paintsil is awaiting his.

The influential defender bagged the equalizing goal in the club’s opening day 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Also to be registered are some younger players the club recently brought into the first team squad such as Menzi Chili, Sheldon Van Wyk, Veluyele Zulu and Sandile Dlamini.

The Pietermaritzburg-based outfit have registered 27 players so far for the current season, which is already underway.


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