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Bidvest Wits get Gerald Phiri Jnr permit, confirm Knox Mutizwa signing

Posted: 2 May 2016 Time: 13:54

Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira has confirmed that Gerald Phiri Jnr has received his South African permanent residence permit as well as the signing of Zimbabwe PSL top scorer Knox Mutizwa.

Midiflelder Phiri signed for Wits at the beginning of the season but could not be registered due to a delay in receiving permanent residence.

The Clever Boys midfielder is born to a South African father which qualifies him for local permanent residence and paves the way for Bidvest Wits to register him as a local player.

Ferreira has confirmed that the 25-year-old's papers have finally been cleared.

“Everything has been sorted. He is back but will only be registered next season,” Ferreira tells

Ferreira also confirmed the signing of Zimbabwean striker Knox Mutizwa from Bulawayo Highlanders after he impressed during a trial in December.

The 22-year-old, who scored 14 goals in 17 starts for Highlanders last season, is expected to be registered as a foreigner next season.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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