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Reds Secure Work Permit For Khaled

16 January 2013

Nottingham Forest welcome the decision of a Football Association tribunal to grant a work permit to Khaled Al-Rashidi.

The decision opens the way for the 25 year old goalkeeper to join Alex McLeish’s Reds squad and become the first Kuwaiti to play in England.

Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “I would like to thank the FA tribunal for reaching a positive outcome for the Club and for Khaled.

“He is excited about the prospect of become the first Kuwaiti to play in English football and helping to spread the name of Nottingham Forest in Kuwait.”

Al-Rashidi, who spent a month on trial at The City Ground last summer, has been capped more than 30 times by his country.

He has been watched in action for his club side Al Arabi by Forest’s goalkeeping coach Paul Barron, who was among the Reds delegation that attended the tribunal.

Manager McLeish, Head of Recruitment and Scouting Keith Burt and Chief Executive Mark Arthur also attended the tribunal at Wembley.

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