Swedish Superettan side, Mjällby AIF hopes to have their Sierra Leonean striker, Ibrahim Teteh Bangura for their away trip against Jonkoping on Monday September 14.
The striker who made his debut for Mjallby AIF on August 16th has already missed the clubs two last matches against AFC United, Östersunds FK respectively due to work permit issue.
Despite receiving his license clearance from the Swedish Football Association, the club forgot to extend his work permit at the Migration Board which has debared him from playing.
“To make a long story short, there has been a failure in communicating internally with us and Bangura’s agents,” Martinsson said and hope the matter will be resolved before next week’s league match.
“We have been told now that the Immigration Service has opened a case and he will most likely be ready to play in the match against Jonkoping next weekend.”
However, the relegation battling club will face the Swedish FA disciplinary committee punishment which is losing three goals and a SEK 25,000 fines ($2,967).
Martinsson is not worried that the club will be punished. “It is regrettable what happened. But there is rarely a team penalized for such an event, “he said.