Flames midfield maestro Robert Ng’ambi started the process of acquiring his South African permanent residency.
According to kickoff.com, although the Platinum Stars player already qualifies for a permanent residence permit that will allow him to be registered as a non-foreigner, “he still hasn’t acquired those papers and will play as a foreigner again in the new season”.
However, the online publication reported that the 28 year-old has started the process, which he hopes will be issued in time for him to use it at the start of the 2016/17 season.
According to Fifa rules, obtaining a residence permit cannot bar a player from representing his country as it is different from obtaining citizenship.
Ng’ambi has been a standout performer at Dikwena over the past four years, scoring 29 goals in 103 starts to constantly attract talk of a move to the ‘big three’.
“I have applied for a new work-permit because my previous one had expired as the option on my contract – which was exercised a while ago – had not been effected into the permit that l had. I am staying here at Platinum Stars,” he said.