Flames forward Robin Ngalande, who is yet to feature for South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bidvest Wits this season, has to sort out paper work to facilitate his registration.
Ngalande signed for Wits from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the just-closed summer transfer window.
Despite impressing in training and in pre-season friendly games, the lad missed the teamâ€™s first three games of the season and it has been revealed he is yet to be registered.
According to www.kikcoff.com Wits have only registered three foreigners with the PSL namely Thomas Sweswe (Zimbabwe), Ofentse Nato (Botswana) and Faty Paty (Burundi).
“The other foreigner, Tinashe Nengomasha, is registered as a local whereas Malawian Ngalande is still waiting for the completion of his paper work which should be completed before our next game on September 22,” said Wits chief executive officer Jose Ferreira.
Ngalande could not be reached for comment as he is with the Flames in Ghana for Saturdayâ€™s crucial Afcon 2013 qualifier.
In a related development, striker Chiukepo Msowoya quietly left the country on Monday to attend trials at National First Division side Santos.
Msowoya returned home last week to rejoin Escom United where he was appointed co-caretaker coach alongside three other players.
Escom chairperson Fanuel Nkhono confirmed the development in an interview yesterday.
“Yes, he is at Santos, but he is coming back on Friday,” said Nkhono.
South Africa on-line soccer magazine www.soccerladumareported that Msowoyaâ€™s chances of clinching a deal are high and the trip to Cape Town was more of agreeing on terms rather than for trials.
“They have lost almost all their strikers and they want Msowoya to be part of the team when the new season starts. He is already there as we speak now,” said the source.
The Nation could not reach the player for comment, but he confirmed his presence at Santos to Soccer Laduma.
“Yes I am here. I received a call saying they want to look at me so I had to fly down. I will let you know what happens before the weekend,” he said.
Msowoya, who did not join Flames camp for the Ghana trip is back in South Africa barely two weeks after terminating his contract with Orlando Pirates.