Monday 03rd October 2005

Kwashi saga coming to an end

Dartford manager Tony Burman has warned supporters to take Tostao Kwashi's imminent return to the UK with a "pinch of salt", writes Stephen McCartney.

The Darts' have been without the services of their Zimbabwean striker all season, having had Burman's permission to play in Vietnam over the summer, but his expected return in July was delayed due to problems getting the relevant paperwork.

But the long drawn out saga appears to be drawing to an end, and the Southern League Division One Club - whose run of five successive defeats came to an end in their 1-1 draw against Berkhamsted Town at Stonebridge Road on Saturday - are expecting him back soon.

"I had lost contact with Tostao for two weeks as he had told me he was trying to get back to Zimbabwe, where he thought he may get a visa to return to this country," Burman told www.dartfordfc.co.uk

"I can tell you that I made contact with Tostao last Tuesday in Zimbabwe and he informed me that he had received his visa but the earliest flight he could get back to England would be 11th October.

"I cannot guarantee that this is going to happen but we will have to wait and see.

"Please do not expect him to come off the plane and walk straight into the team as there are many more things for me and Tostao to sort out.

"What I will say is when we have had our discussions I would be delighted for Tostao to be added to our squad - who wouldn't?"