"We expect his work permit to be issued in the next 24 hours [by the department of home affairs]," said Wits co-director George Mogotsi yesterday.
Bhasera returned to SA last month after spending three seasons playing for English side Plymouth Argyle FC and was approached by Wits.
"Sundowns have many big names in the squad but they don't scare us.
"Our coach [Gavin Hunt] has a great history against Sundowns. The worst result for us will be a draw," said Mogotsi yesterday.
The Students remain unbeaten in the league after four matches, just like the Brazilians.
Sundowns defender Bryce Moon, who played for Wits last season, said they were equally geared up to protect their unbeaten run.
"It's always exciting to play against your former team," he said. "I hope Wits will not be as lucky as Ajax Cape [after the two sides played to a 2-all draw on Tuesday]."