Hwange Football Club sent their final list of players to Zifa for registration for the Caf Confederation (Confed) Cup yesterday, with former Dynamos midfielder Farai Vimisayi not included in the final squad.
The squad was hastily assembled after some unnamed players reportedly went into hiding as the coal miners struggled to come up with a team.
Captain Gerald Ndlovu, who had been feared to be crossing over to league champions Dynamos is part of the team.
Tongai Mangwendere, who was fired from the Warriors squad in Tanzania and Zambian Kennedy Kashema, have not been registered. Chipangano sent in a list of 22 players — only 16 of them had passports while the other six did not.
Zifa communications manager Nicky Dhlamini yesterday confirmed the list and said teams participating in the continental competitions had until yesterday midnight to register 18 players with full details and a window period stretching to December 31 to register the full contingent of 30 players.
Club chairman Joseph Zulu yesterday told NewsDay Sport they have had to come up with a makeshift team as they rushed to meet the deadline.
Zulu said club secretary Burzil Dube was in Harare trying to put papers together and to collect passports for some players who did not have the travel documents.
Dube was seen leaving the Zifa offices just after 4pm with Dynamos secretary-general Nyika Chifamba.
FC Platinum, who are playing in the Champions League, had their secretary Philemon Muvengwa arriving at the same time with his closely-guarded list.
Hwange play Jamhuri of Zanzibar in the preliminary round of the Confed Cup and will be away in the first leg on the weekend of February 18 and 19.
The other participant in the Confed Cup, Motor Action, were still finalising their squad last night ahead of the midnight deadline.