Absa Premiership

Work permits plague PSL start

2014-08-08 12:07
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo)

Cape Town - Work permit issues for foreign players continue to disrupt many of the PSL teams ahead of start of the season.

The PSL season is hours away from kick-off and many teams are still working behind the scenes to sort out work permit for their foreign players.

“No club in the Premier Division will have more than five registered foreign players during the course of any particular season, even if previously registered foreign players are de-registered during the course of the season,” National Soccer League Rules states.

Sport24 reported Terrance Mandaza was unable to return to pre-season training as the player is having problems with his work permit.

Click HERE for the full Mandaza article...

Mandaza is one of four Maritzburg United players who have not yet obtained their work permits - John Paintsil, Mike Mohammed and Khumbulani Banda.

Mohammed’s representative Abel Shongwe, co-director of AbelSam Sports Management, has confirmed the issue has not been sorted out and will miss the game against Mamelodi Sundowns.

“The new visa regulations requires that the player to go back to apply for the work permit in his homeland, therefore Mohammed has also gone back to Ghana to apply for it. He will return next week and I think he’ll play in Maritzburg next game against Polokwane City,” Shongwe told Soccer Laduma.

Ajax Cape Town’s foreign players are having work permit issues ahead of the start of the PSL.

Roger De Sa has confirmed that besides Dutch goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola, the Urban Warriors' other foreign players face issues with work permits.

Click HERE for the article...

Orlando Pirates’ Issa Sarr is still waiting on his work permit papers but remains training with team.

“I’m still waiting for my papers, but so far nothing has come through, I haven’t received a word,” said Sarr.

Read the full Sarr article HERE...

According to Soccer Laduma, Ejike Uzoenyi is another player who will not feature in the opening fixture of the PSL campaign against The Team of Choice.

The new Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is eagerly awaiting his permit with the six week process still in progress after he submitted his application after the SWC.

“I submitted my application after the World Cup, I mean after the final game between Germany and Argentina. We have been told that the embassy can call me at any time to pick up the document, but I’ve not heard from them yet,” the Nigerian international said.

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