Date: 10th July 2018 at 6:12am
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The SFA are set to provide Sevco with a Europa League boost by providing work permits for Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly ahead of Thursday’s match against Shkupi.

Nigerian ‘striker’ Sadiq flew into Edinburgh with his work permit a formality despite a miserable record of playing 22 matches with just five goals in the last two years.

Those matches were played for Bologna, Torino and NAC Breda making him the Conor Sammon of Italian football.

Non- EEC residents have to present a special case to be employed by a Scottish club, effectively stating that they have a talent unavailable elsewhere.

The fact that Sevco are only taking the 21-year-old on loan confirms that they are don’t wish to commit to a contract but that hasn’t stopped the SFA from providing a work permit.

Coulibaly, from Mali, played 20 matches last season for Angers of France and will provide midfield competition to Greg Docherty, Andy Halliday, Jordan Rossiter, Graham Dorrans, Scott Arfield, Young McCrorie and Josh Windass.

UEFA rules permit two wildcard signings to be registered by 11pm the day before the first leg, Sevco play Shkupi on Thursday hoping to reach the second qualifying round for the first time in their history.