Bosso interested in two Zambians


Highlanders are interested in the services of Zambians, Nasha Kaaya and George Mubita, who returned to their native country last week after their visiting days expired.

Striker Kaaya (27) who last season scored 10 goals for Zambian KCM Super Division Club Forest Rangers and Mubita (18), a product of GHM Academy and a member of the Zambian Under-20 and Under-23 national teams, joined the Bosso training camp early this month and have played two friendly matches.

Highlanders secretary Andrew Tapela yesterday said the Zambians, who last Saturday did not play in the friendly match against Division One side Railstars, went back to Zambia, but will be returning after all the necessary paperwork has been completed.

“Their stay in the country had expired and they had to go back, but they are coming. Their paperwork is being processed. It is not an event, but a process. We are interested in the two and we are actually making frantic efforts to have them come back. We are talking to their clubs and there is the issue of international clearance. All those procedures are being followed.

When all this has been done, we will be able to advise the public and the Highlanders supporters,” Tapela said.

Head coach Zambian Kelvin Kaindu, who last week acquired his work permit after arriving in the country on January 16, referred all questions regarding Kaaya and Mubita to Tapela or new chairman Peter Dube.

Zifa’s first transfer window period which opened on January 1 ends on March 23, according to a Premier Soccer League circular sent to all Premiership clubs last month.

Article 6 of the Fifa Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players, Chapter IV reads: “International registration transfer certificates state that:

‘An amateur or non-amateur player who has become eligible to play for a club affiliated to a national association may not be registered with a club affiliated to another national association unless the latter has received an international registration transfer certificate issued by the national association which the player wishes to leave.

A national association may only request an international registration transfer certificate from the national association which the player wishes to leave if the club which the player wishes to join submits its request for registration in a timely manner, ie, during a registration period fixed by the national association which is to request the certificate’.”

Kaindu sat on the technical bench for the first time when Bosso beat Railstars 1-0 at Raylton Sports Club on Saturday, watching from the terraces when Highlanders lost to 2-1 to Botswana Meat Commission and Premiership newcomers Quelaton by the same scoreline at Luveve Stadium.

A former Highlanders player himself, Kaindu said he will soon be coming up with the final squad for the 2012 Castle Lager Premiership.