Cape Town - Senegalese
goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul is frustrated by the manner in which his transition
to Platinum Stars has been handled.
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This was confirmed by Platinum Stars football manager Senzo
Mazingiza, who said that the club hoped to receive word from the Department of
Home Affairs before the end of the international break.
"He [Coundoul] is a very experienced and professional
player so you can understand why he is disappointed at not being able to
play," Mazingiza told KickOff.
Platinum Stars insist that they have fulfilled their end of
the bargain by submitting all the necessary documents to the relevant
department within the specified time, after securing the services of the player
in February this year.
"He is frustrated with the delay in the issuing of his
work permit. There is nothing that the club can do, really, but to wait for the
process to run its course.
"Hopefully when he returns to the country early next
week there will be something to smile about. We just have to wait," added
Coundoul is currently on duty with the Senegal national team
and is expected to add considerable value to this Platinum Stars team if and
when the finer details of his transfer are finalised.