Solinas is set to make his Amakhosi bow on Saturday, when the team faces reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns in their season-opening clash at Loftus Versfeld.
The Italian tactician was on Tuesday granted his work permit by the Department of Home Affairs – over two weeks after being unveiled as Chiefs' new man in charge, and will no longer be limited to behind-the-scenes work.
Having already missed a chunk of the team’s pre-season preparations prior to his arrival, Solinas will be delighted to have the opportunity of calling the shots from the sidelines against The Brazilians.
In what is expected to be an exciting opening clash, the former Free State Stars mentor will be under the watchful eye of the Chiefs faithful, who will be expecting him to hit the ground running with a victory over the Tshwane giants.
Kick-off of the tie is scheduled for 15h00. Tickets are available at computicket outlets nationwide.