Malawi international midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr has received his South African permanent residence permit and he will be registered as a South African local player.
Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira has confirmed that the former Mighty Wanderers star has received the South African permanent resident permit.
Ferreira added that the player is now free to start playing for the club but he will be registered next season.
“Everything has been sorted. He is back but will only be registered next season,” Ferreira was quoted by the KickOff.com.
Phiri joined Bidvest from Zimbabwe’s giants Caps United at the start of this season but he is yet to kick a ball in South Africa as he was delayed in being granted the permanent residence permit.
Phiri will be registered as a local player since he was born to a South African father as a result he qualifies to be registered as a South African local player.