Nigeria international, Ejike Uzoenyi has finally been issued a work permit by the South African authority to team up with Premier Soccer League [PSL] club, Mamelodi Sundowns.
Mohammed Lawal, representative of Uzoenyi, told supersport.com that the work permit was issued to the former Enugu Rangers winger in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, by the South African High Commission on Friday.
Lawal explained that the Nigerian winger could only apply for the work permit after his participation at the 2014 Fifa World Cup since he was saddled with international duty with the African champions.
He also disclosed that Uzoenyi will leave Nigeria for South Africa on Saturday to join Sundowns.
“We just came out of the South African High Commission a few minutes ago. Ejike has been issued a work permit and he will travel tomorrow to join his new teammates.
“The normal process [for the work permit] is six weeks and Ejike applied for it only after the World Cup. But the club [Sundowns] management worked really hard to make sure he got the permit on time. Personally I had to come down to Nigeria to make sure we got it on time,” said Lawal to supersport.com.
Uzoenyi signed a four-year deal with The Brazilians in February this year. (supersport.com)