Dynamos’ new signing Kingston Nkhatha could spend almost a month before he starts playing for the club, Newsday reports.
The Harare giants signed the veteran striker last week after he was released by South African Premiership side SuperSport United.
Nkhatha spent over a decade in South Africa, having moved there in 2007, and he currently holds a South African identity document and will be required to secure a work permit for him to feature in the local league.
“We had hoped that we could secure all his papers this week, but the process is a bit more complicated and long than we had anticipated,” a source told the newspaper.
“We have already received clearance from SuperSport, the team he last played for, but since he had acquired SA permanent resident papers, we are required to register him as a foreigner.
“What it means is we will need to get an international transfer clearance from the South African Football Association for us to start processing his work permit. I understand the process could take two to three weeks.”
Dynamos’s next match is against Highlanders at Barbourfields on a date yet to be announced.