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And now Chapungu complain


The off-field battle to gain promotion in the Zifa Central Region has taken a new twist after Chapungu on Tuesday wrote to Zifa complaining about Premiership new boys Tripple B’s alleged use of midfielder Witness Nyamutsaka.

The airmen are alleging the player joined Tripple B mid-season in July without being properly cleared by his previous club Kiglon. Nyamutsaka previously turned out for Monomotapa and Shabanie Mine.

In a letter dated November 22 2011, Chapungu secretary Charles Chikwira wrote to Zifa contesting the Beitbridge squad’s registration of the player.

“The above-mentioned player (Witness Nyamutsaka) was registered by Kiglon for the 2011 soccer season. It is understood he left Kiglon under unclear circumstances and later resurfaced during the Central Soccer League 2011 window period as a Tripple B FC player.

The information is the player was cleared by someone purporting to be an executive member of Kiglon FC who was authorised to clear players for the club yet he is not,” wrote Chapungu.

“When we contacted the Kiglon executive, they were not in the picture on the whereabouts of the player and they even indicated that Witness Nyamutsaka was their player. They were even shocked to hear that he was playing for Tripple B. It is against this background that a request is being made to your good office to look into this issue as a matter of urgency.”

Central Region chairman Patrick Hokonya said they were still looking into the nature of the allegations before the matter goes before the Player Status Committee.

Meanwhile, former Orlando Pirates defender Zvenyika Makonese will begin trials with Black Leopards next week.

Makonese returned to Zimbabwe to join Shabanie Mine after being dumped by Pirates at the end of last season.

Makonese is expected to be joined by former Kaizer Chiefs defender Simphiwe Mkhonza, who is also set for trials at the club. Lidoda Duvha spokesperson Tendani Thidiela confirmed the club was expecting both players to start training soon.

“The coach has indicated his intention to reinforce our defence, not only for the domestic scene, but also for our Caf schedule. Maybe the two can add value to the team, but they must first impress the technical team,” Thidiela told Kick Off on Friday.

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