Baroka clarifies Massa absence

2016-08-29 10:45
Geofrey Massa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka FC revealed striker Geoffrey Massa was missing from their squad for the start of their Premiership debut because of issues in obtaining his work permit.

According to the club's CEO Morgan Mamilla, the Uganda international will have to bide his time for a further three weeks as his application for a work-permit has yet to be approved.

Mamilla went on the lament his ineligibility for Bakgaga, as the marquee signing from Bloemfontein Celtic was roped in to secure the goals needed to create a competitive side in the top-flight.

"We will have to wait for at least three weeks for Massa's work permit to be sorted," he told Kickoff. "We really missed him in the Ajax match on Tuesday, if he was available the results would have been different."

Massa's international compatriot Khalid Aucho, who signed for the Premiership new boys on Thursday, is said to be in the same scenario which will no doubt frustrate manager Kgokolo Thobejane.

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