Sweswe acquires SA permanent residency

BULAWAYO – Ambitious South African Premiership outfit Bidvest Wits’ Zimbabwean defender Thomas Sweswe has finally acquired his permanent residency papers that make it possible for him to be registered as a local player by the club.

Sweswe confirmed to the Daily News on Sunday from his Johannesburg base that he has finally received the papers that have kept him sidelined so far this season.

“I have finally been given the permanent residenct status that I applied for and that makes me available for selection as a local player but I will only be in the reckoning after tonight’s game,” Sweswe said.

Bidvest Wits were scheduled to host Ajax Cape Town in a league encounter yesterday evening.

The former Warriors defender joins his compatriots and Wits teammates Tinashe Nengomasha and Benjani Mwaruwari who already have permanent residency status in South Africa.

Sweswe is a product of the Caps United youth policy where he played alongside former Warriors striker Leonard Tsipa but got his break into the Zimbabwean top flight at the now defunct Sporting Lions.

He has also played for Highlanders and Dynamos in Zimbabwe while in South Africa he was formerly in the books of Kaiser Chiefs and Manning Rangers.

Other Zimbabwean players at Wits include Onismor Bhasera and Denver Mukamba.

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