Absa Premiership

Were affected by permit delay

2014-10-01 13:58
Paul Were (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kenyan international Paul Were has missed a host of games for AmaZulu and it has affected his fitness the forward admits.

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The former AFC Leopards midfielder finally made his debut for Usuthu after a long wait for his work permit, but he admitted that he was affected by the delay.

“Not getting the document on time meant I had to miss the first six matches of the season and this had an impact on my match fitness,” he added.

"Also, I was required to go back home and apply for a visa again. I had to wait for six working days before I could join my club again. But this is now behind me and I am now focused on helping the club do well.

“Without a work permit, it is difficult to open a bank account or even rent a house. Now that I have it, I can bring over my young daughter whom I miss very much since coming here.”

“I am determined to succeed here. For me, this is a stepping stone to bigger things. If I succeed here, chances are that it will open many doors and so there is no chance of going back to the KPL.”

Usuthu face Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday, October 4 at the Princess Magogo Stadium in the Telkom Knockout.

Kick-off is at 20:15.


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