Manyisa's Highlands move hits snag

Premiership

Eswatini youngster Leon Manyisa’s proposed move to the PSL seems to have hit a snag after it was reported that he was already registered with two teams this season.

Manyisa, who is currently on the books of Manzini Wanderers, is alleged to have also been registered with Armenian second division side FC Van, where he spent two months before returning home.

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However, Wanderers are disputing that the player was eligible to sign for FC Van and have lodged an appeal to the Eswatini Football Association to declare his registration in Armenia null and void.

Wanderers were recently docked three points by the local Premier Soccer League after Malanti Chiefs lodged protest over Manyisa’s double registration this season.

Wanderers manager Berger Nxumalo has confirmed that Manyisa has passed his trials with Highlands Park and they are still trying to sort out issues with FC Van.

“He did well [during his trial], so Highlands Park want to sign him,” Nxumalo tells KickOff.com.

“We’re still trying to sort out the issue of his registration and we have made an appeal to the local football association [to assist].”

The 20-year-old midfielder was last year on the radar of Spanish giants Real Madrid and was set to go for a follow-up assessment, but visa complications stalled his progress in making the switch.

He is now eager to make a name for himself in the PSL with the Lions of the North.

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