Mamelodi Sundowns are working on beating the September 22 transfer window deadline to register their most recent signing with the PSL which will pave way for his availability for selection.

Sundowns have long completed the signing of Abdelmounaim Boutouil and the Moroccan has already been training with the club since the end of last month when he arrived.

Boutouil signed a three-year deal (plus a two-year option) from Botola Pro club SC Chabab Mohammedia in a transfer worth R6,8 million.

His work permit was issued prior to his arrival but the next step has been his registration with the league.

The Brazilians have already registered five foreign players in Gaston Sirino (Uruguay), Abubeker Nasir Ahmed (Ethiopia), Marcelo Allende (Chile), Erwin Saavedra (Bolivia), and Peter Shalulile (Namibia).

Shalulile has a pending permanent residence application with Home Affairs which if granted will make him eligible for registration as a non-foreigner.

That will then open the fifth slot to be used for Boutouil’s registration.

The PSL only allows five players to be registered as foreigners and that is what Sundowns is seeking to solve now before they announce their 24-year-old new signing.

This website has been informed that this situation looks all likely to be cleared before the close of the transfer window on September 22.

“Boutouil could be available as soon as the next game,” says a source.

Sundowns play AmaZulu on Sunday before the two weeks long FIFA calendar break.

Should the plan of action succeed for Sundowns then they will have Boutouil available for selection when they meet Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semi-finals on October 1 after the FIFA break.

Sundowns also have Denis Onyango (Uganda), Kennedy Mweene (Zambia), and Brian Onyango (Kenya) all registered as non-foreigners.

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