Davis Nkausu waits for permanent residence
Posted: 22 September 2010 Time: 06:46
Zambian defender Davis Nkausu will remain side-lined at SuperSport United until the issuing of his South African permanent residence that will pave way for his new two-year contract to become effective.
Nkausu has applied for his permanent residence permit since he now qualifies having already been in the country for at least five years with most of those years spent at the University of Pretoria. For now the league champions haven’t registered Nkausu despite still having an extra foreign space available. "I have signed a new two-year contract here but the condition is that it will become effective the moment I can be registered as a non-foreign player, that is after I get my permanent residency," explains Nkausu. "Right now I am waiting for the papers to be issued so that I can at least start being available for selection because as we speak I am not even registered. "I have done all the interviews and then applied for the permanent residency as of last week following the end of the strike and I now waiting for the papers to be issued. The people at Home Affairs said it could take two weeks, but for now I am still training with SuperSport. "The previous contract that I had here only had a 1 year option remaining which could have become effective this season had it been exercised. But then what I did was to then sign a completely new two-year deal that will run till 2012, but then I will only be registered once I get my permanent residence permit, first which is a condition that we agreed on when signing. "Last season I was still registered as a foreigner but this time around I have to be a non-foreigner," says Nkausu who only started two games in the League last season. "Sitting on the bench and the stands hasn’t been fine but you have to understand that the team has been doing well. For me, patience pays off and I have to avoid things that I am not supposed to do even when I am not playing. "I know we players tend to point the finger at coaches when we are not playing, but with me I will not do that because I understand it very well when the team is doing well," he adds.