Mu­tasa’s DeMbare bid hits an­other snag

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Grace Chin­goma Harare Bureau

WIS­DOM Mu­tasa’s dreams of play­ing for Dy­namos hit an­other snag yes­ter­day af­ter it emerged that the mid­fielder had been is­sued with a wrong clear­ance by his for­mer club ZPC Kariba.

On Thurs­day, Mu­tasa was cleared by ZPC Kariba only for Dy­namos to learn that the player can­not be reg­is­tered by the Premier Soc­cer League as he was cleared to play for his par­ent club Aces Academy and not the Glam­our Boys.

Mu­tasa was on loan at the Kariba side but has since left the club to join Harare gi­ants.

Ac­cord­ing to the rules, a player is sup­posed to be cleared by the club he last fea­tured for.

Last night there were fran­tic ef­forts be­tween the clubs in­volved so that ZPC Kariba is­sued an­other let­ter to en­able Mu­tasa to play for DeMbare.

“We need a clear­ance from the last club he played for. It is a straight for­ward let­ter which can say we have cleared him from ZPC Kariba to a club of his choice or men­tion the club which in this case is Dy­namos,” said PSL chief ex­ec­u­tive Kenny Nde­bele.

“That is very im­por­tant so that dou­ble reg­is­tra­tion is avoided. So they have to get the cor­rect clear­ance, a di­rect clear­ance be­cause ZPC Kariba are still ex­pected to sur­ren­der his ZPC Kariba li­cence as he would be is­sued with a Dy­namos li­cence once he is reg­is­tered.”

Dy­namos team man­ager, Richard Chi­horo, said they were con­cerned with the set­backs stalk­ing their ad­ven­ture.

“It’s been some time since the player joined Dy­namos but he hasn’t fea­tured in any match so far and it re­ally dis­turb­ing,” said Chi­horo.

The Glam­our Boys are win­less in their last five matches.

Dur­ing that pe­riod they only man­aged to score one goal, last week’s con­so­la­tion goal by Masimba Mam­bare.

Chi­horo said they are look­ing for­ward to a home vic­tory af­ter they last won at Ru­faro on July 10 when they beat Bor­der Strik­ers 2-0.

“We want to win on Sun­day. The play­ers are con­fi­dent, they are not af­fected by what has been go­ing on. They say they are still in the race and be­lieve the goals will even­tu­ally come.

“We have been pol­ish­ing our strike­force and we be­lieve this week­end goals will be scored,” said Chi­horo.

The club is still miss­ing the de­fen­sive pair of Syd­ney Linyama and Elisha Muroiwa who are nurs­ing in­juries.

Bu­l­awayo City in­terim coach, Try Ncube, said his men were in the cap­i­tal to com­pete.

“We lost nar­rowly at home to Dy­namos 1-0 but we are hope­ful we will get a re­sult.

“We know they are a good team, they will be play­ing at home and we re­spect them.

“The play­ers are com­mit­ted to the cause and they are not dis­tracted by what hap­pened (the match-fix­ing al­le­ga­tions) and, like it is said, one is innocent un­til proven guilty,” he said.

They will miss skip­per, Xolisani Moyo, who is serv­ing a one-match sus­pen­sion, af­ter ac­cu­mu­lat­ing three yel­low cards.

A rugby match at Harts­field

Young War­riors’ skip­per Wis­dom Mu­tasa cel­e­brates his goal against Cameroon (file photo)

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