Chicken Inn are hopeful that ex-Zimbabwean international striker Evans Chikwaikwai and former be-Mobile Premiership club Nico United’s Tendai Ndoro will be cleared before the crunch league tie against Dynamos at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
The “Drumstick Special Boys” lost to Dynamos 1-0 in Harare last Wednesday and hope to upset the Glamour Boys at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
Club chairman Lifa Ncube told NewsDay Sport yesterday the two strikers’ reverse international clearances could be ready by Friday, a day before the big match.
“We are hoping both players will be cleared by the end of the week and play on Saturday if they impress the coaches. All their papers are with Zifa at the moment and their licences have been done.
“As for his (Evans) reverse clearance, it could be ready by the end of the day tomorrow (Wednesday),” Ncube said.
Chicken Inn await Chikwaikwai’s reverse clearance from the South African Football Association as he was contracted to Bidvest Wits who had loaned him to Mozambican side Liga Muçulmana.
Ndoro, who was the Top Goal Scorer runner-up in the 2010/11 be-Mobile Premier Soccer League season, has to be cleared by the Botswana Football Association before he plays in the local league.
The two have since put pen to paper with Chicken Inn and have been training with the Premiership newcomers ahead of the second half of the 2011 season.
Chikwaikwai won the 2008 Golden Boot and Soccer Star of the Year awards with Njube Sundowns before he caught the eye of Bidvest Wits in 2009.
However, his stay at the “Students” was short-lived due to injury and he was loaned to the Mozambican side and Bidvest Wits released him this year.
He rejoins coach Philani “Beefy” Ncube who scooped the Coach of the Year award with Njube Sundowns in 2008.
Chikwaikwai and Ndoro will fight it out for a position with Chicken Inn’s top striker Thomas Chimenya, Tendai Mukambi, Never Musvipa and DRC’s TP Mazembe returnee Daniel Zokoto.
Zokoto joined Chicken Inn as a free agent after receiving no game time at TP Mazembe.
Chicken Inn have since de-registered striker Limited Chikafa, defender Trymore Mtisi and goalkeeper Osbert Phiri, who has been replaced by Ephraim Mazarura.
Meanwhile, Chicken are sticking to their home ground, Luveve Stadium, for the big match against Dynamos as Zimbabwe Saints will be entertaining Hwange at Barbourfields Stadium the same day.