Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have said they are waiting for a police clearance report from Japan to clear Genki Nakamura with Malawi Immigration Department for a work permit.
Immigration spokesperson Joseph Chauwa said they cannot give the player a work permit without a Police clearance report from Japan.
He said Immigration Department uses Police report to decide on issuing work permit.
“We need to know the criminal record of an individual before deciding on issuing work permit. It’s a normal procedure,” said Chawua.
Wanderers team manager Steve Madeira said they expect to get the report this week.
“We expect the report this week and then get his work permit. He should be available for selection during this weekend fixture. The coach is ready to give him a debut in the TNM Super League,” said Madeira.
Nakamura got interested in Malawi through a friend who works for Japanese International Corporation Agency (Jica), according to the player
The Japanese plays as a striker, attacking midfielder and right winger.
His last club is Mohammedan Sporting of India but he has played for Bilisht and FK Tomori Berat of Albania, Sport Boys and Hijos de Acosvinchos in Peru, Cerezo Osaka (Japan), Saigon Port (Vietnam), VfbHuls and, DJK Tus (Germany) and FK TomoriBerat of Albania.