Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Thika United is hoping to have Nigerian attacker Ichi Chibueze cleared to feature for the club in the near future following his transfer from second tier side Shabana FC in the June transfer window.
The striker, who played at Shabana under Thika United’s current coach James Nandwa, completed the move to the team on a two year deal but needs to redo his application for a work permit to be able to feature in the top flight.
Coach Nandwa says the directive given to them meant the player would be available for selection 14 working days after his registration at the start of July but that has not materialised so far and he hopes it will soon.
“We have him in training and he is doing well; we were told he ill be ready to play after two weeks but so far it is not yet through. We need to make some follow up but at the moment we are holding on hope that he can be available soon,” he said.
Thika United also signed Ugandan Martin Elungat and Cameroonian Joel Tata, who have already featured by virtue of previous experience in the top flight.