Kaizer Chiefs working around the clock to secure work permit for Giovanni Solinas

The 50-year-old is yet to be issued his work permit, but Motaung is confident that everything will be sorted out before the start of the new season

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is expecting Giovanni Solinas' paperwork to be ready before the new season kicks off next weeekend. 

The Italian mentor joined Amakhosi on a two-year deal last week, but he hasn't been seen on the bench as he is still waiting for his work permit. 

Motaung confirmed that the club has applied for Solinas' work permit, before re-assuring the supporters that all should be sorted in the next week or so.  

“We have applied for the work permit for the coach. It’s a process but obviously the departments are working on it,” Motaung told the media on Monday.

“It’s just a question of time. We don’t know... this week or next week it should be ready, but I think when the season starts he will be having his work permit,” said Motaung. 

Motaung also weighed in on the issue of transfers at Amakhosi, confirming that Solinas will be given a chance to assess the current squad before making recommedations on which departments should be reinforced. 

The Glamour Boys have already signed four players in the current transfer window in Khama Billiat, Andriamirado Adriamiromanana, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and goalkeeper Virgil Vries. 

They released no less than six players to accomodate the new signins. Edmore Chirambadare, William Twala, Keagan Buchanan, Tsepo Masilela and Sibusiso Khumalo were all released, while Emmanuel Letlotlo was loaned out to Baroka FC.  

Brilliant Khuzwayo also left the club after deciding against renewing his contract with the Naturena-based outfit. 

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“Issues of players, I think we have bolstered the squad from January. Now again, we did bolster the squad. Obviously the coach is there now. He will make his own assessments if there are any additions or subtractions. He will give us recommendations. We are going to allow him to work with the squad that we have at the moment," concluded Motaung. 

Interim coach Patrick Mabedi revealed that Chiefs were looking strengthen their left-back position. 

Ajax Cape Town skipper Mosa Lebusa has heavily been linked with a possible move to the Soweto giants.