Dlamini waits for papers to be processed


The Swazi striker arrived at Cosmos at the beginning of the season from FC AK, but is yet to play in an official game after making an application for his permanent residence.

“I am hoping that my papers will be processed soon. What is keeping me positive is that part of the application has been processed, but I am not sure when it will be completed,” says Dlamini, who is in the same situation as Botswana international Dipsy Selolwane.

Ironically, Dlamini finds himself relating to Zimbabwean Alois Bunjira and Mozambican Mano-Mano who found themselves in the same situation when they first arrived at Ezenkosi, having to wait over 14 months for the processing of their permanent residence papers.

While currently battling with a slight knock that has forced him not to travel back to his native for an international friendly against Malawi, Dlamini is as confident as ever about playing again.

“Having to spend all this time on the sidelines, I have been analysing my situation and believe me, I am craving for game time,” declares Dlamini.

The 31-year-old striker was in terrific form in the Macufe Cup during October, scoring and then creating a goal against Supersport United to push Cosmos into the final against Moroka Swallows.

Dlamini has also played for Bush Bucks, Golden Arrows and Durban Stars in the past.