Apataki, released by Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season, attended trials at Israeli club Bnei Sakhnin in August, but complications with travel documents appear to have scuppered his return to that country.
“I have been told of the Bay United interest and I still am waiting for them and my manager to work things out,” says Apataki.
“However, I would still want to return to Israel because I now have my clearance from Sundowns with me, which I got after I returned from the Israeli trials.
“The problem that I had the last time was that the pages on my passport were finished and I had to get a new passport which became a process that took time.
“Eventually, that forced me to delay my return to Israel, where there was interest before their window closed,” says Apataki, who was linked with fellow countrymen Nsumbu Mazuwa and Paty Yeye Lenkebe at Sakhnin.
“In the meantime, I am training alone here in Johannesburg, getting myself ready to make my return soon. As a free agent, I can join any team anytime. It doesn’t feel good to not be playing at this stage,” says Apataki.
The well-travelled striker scored four goals in 15 starts during his time at Chloorkop where he arrived from AmaZulu.