Gor Mahia new signing Abbey Natty Kunrumi risks losing his place in the club following a new rule issued by the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) regarding the status of foreign players.
The KPL has written to all clubs with players claiming refugee status in the country to be cleared by the United Nations before they can be registered this season. Natty is a Nigerian but has been living in Kenya as a refugee and featured for Muhoroni Youth in the 2012 season.
Gor Secreteray General George Bwana confirmed they have asked the player to get the required clearence before he can be allowed to feature for them this season.
"We received a letter from KPL over this matter and we have asked the player to give us this document before we can register him. He has to do it very fast since the transfer window is fast closing," Bwana told Goal.com.
"As a club we are happy with the new rule because it will help us to know the true status of some of this players."
Gor Mahia coach Zradvko Logarusic also confirmed the predicament and said he hopes it can be cleared soon.
"He is a good player who can improve with time but this issues have to be cleared before we can confirm him as part of our squad."
Natty was last season named the young player of the year by the KPL after a great season at Muhoroni. This award made him a top target for several clubs but Gor eventually won in the bid for his signature.