FORMER Warriors captain Method Mwanjali and striker Nyasha Mushekwi’s futures have been thrown into uncertainty as they were not registered by their South African football club Mamelodi Sundowns.
Both players are back at the Brazilians following the expiry of their loan deals.
Mwanjali had been loaned to Mpumalanga Black Aces while Mushekwi was on loan at KV Oostende in Belgium.
However, both players returned to the Brazilians, but were not registered with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Two other players — Raymond Manaka and Tiyane Mabunda — were also not registered with the club.
The players, though, were training in separate groups under the guidance of former defender Michael Manzini at Chloorkop.
But Mamelodi Sundowns were reported to be still paying them as well.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was quoted by the South African media saying his club was looking after the players very well.
“Yes, they are still part of Sundowns. We looking after them and they are well paid. They belong to Sundowns,” Mosimane said.
The development means Mamelodi Sundowns will have to continue taking care of the players’ welfare until the next transfer window in January next year.
The other option would be for Mamelodi Sundowns to release the players from their contracts which would enable them to join a club of their own choice as free agents.
While Mushekwi, who played for Caps United before joining Mamelodi Sundowns, has the option of returning to Zimbabwe to continue with his footballing career, Mwanjali will not be able to play his football in Zimbabwe as he was slapped with a ban from all football activities following his alleged involvement in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal.
The Asiagate sanctions, though, have not been endorsed and extended to have a worldwide effect, which explains why former Dynamos defender Guthrie Zhokinyu who was also banned is still not playing.