Kamohelo Mokotjo is still waiting to receive a US work visa before being allowed to join up with his new teammates at FC Cincinnati.
Mokotjo completed a deal to join the MLS side on a free transfer from Brentford last month but is yet to take to the pitch for his new club as he has not received the required work visa.
The 29-year-old has missed each of Cincinnati's last five matches since the agreement was announced and, per the most recent communications from the club, is not even in the country yet as he waits to receive the necessary documentation.
"Kamohelo Mokotjo remains overseas and won’t be officially added to the Cincinnati roster until he receives a work visa," a notice the official FCC website confirmed earlier in the week.
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No expected time periods have been provided for Mokotjo's visa to be granted but there is also no indication that there have been any complications in the process, which will have been frustrated by the coronavirus crisis.
The club added further both the Bafana Bafana star and fellow new signing Álvaro Barreal would still need to complete the quarantine periods enforced by the local government and MLS' health and safety protocol once the paperwork has been cleared.