Cape Town City are currently in a race against time to receive Matthew Rusike’s paperwork before the team’s clash against Bidvest Wits on Wednesday.
The Mother City-based club completed the signing of the former Kaizer Chiefs attacker during the final hours of the transfer window on Wednesday, January 31 and at the time, the club was yet to receive Rusike’s paperwork in order for him to be registered to play.
The 27-year-old had to watch from the stands during City’s encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Athlone Stadium where his side suffered a 1-0 loss to the Brazilians.
Speaking after the game, City assistant coach, Vasili Manousakis said that the team is eager to find out whether Rusike will be able to solve the Citizen’s current goalscoring problem as they head into the first round of the Nedbank Cup competition.
According to Siya sources, the club is confident that Rusike’s paperwork will be finalised before they face off against Wits on Wednesday.
Rusike, who won the Absa Premiership title twice with Amakhosi, was previously on the books of Club Africain Tunis, where he played his last game during the final of the Tunisian Cup in June last year.