Malawi star Atusaye’s South Africa work permit issued

Malawi national football team striker Atusaye Nyondo’s long wait for the work permit is out after South African Home Affairs issued it on Tuesday and he scored at night for University of Pretoria in 1-1 draw with BidVest Wits University.

Kick Off reported that the Malawian was a late inclusion for his team against Robin Ngalande’s former club Wits.

Atusaye, who was held by work permit to perform national duty because his passport was with the Home Affairs authority paid  his coach’s faith by scoring in the one-all draw on Tuesday.

Nyondo: Permit
Nyondo: Permit

“Steve Barker’s side made the ideal start, as Nyondo side-footed home a quality left-wing cross from fellow attacker Geofrey Massa five minutes in. Malawian Nyondo was a late inclusion in proceedings after only receiving his work permit earlier,” Kickoff reported.

He missed the friendly game against Uganda and both legs against Benin in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in which Malawi lost 1-0 away before recovering to win by the same margin at home.

The Flames went on to win 4-3 on post match penalty shoot outs.

FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said it was a good development for not only for the player but Malawi national team.

“At this point in time we need to have all our players ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations group qualifiers. So the issuing of Atusaye’s work permit is good news for us,” Nyirenda said.

In the game Henrico Botes opened his account for Bidvest Wits to cancel the Malawi’s goal in the 58th minute.

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