Benjani Mwaruwari's loan move from Manchester City to Sunderland has been given the go-ahead by the Premier League.
The deal for the Zimbabwe striker was initially held up after emails and faxes from Sunderland to the Football Association did not go through.
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The Premier League have investigated the technical problems and have been satisfied that Sunderland had tried to register the deal before Monday's 5pm deadline.
A league spokesman said: "The Premier League confirms that everything was in order and deal done before the transfer window closed."
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