Bosso, Gamecocks in players’ ITCs scramble

02 Jul, 2021 - 00:07 0 Views
Bosso, Gamecocks in players’ ITCs scramble Joel Ngodzo


Fungai Muderere
THE transfer window is now open and Highlanders and Chicken Inn are set to add players that were not eligible because they did not have international transfer certificates (ITCs).

Nimble-footed Joel Ngodzo, Keith Mavunga, Winston Mhango who were in Zambia, Peter Muduhwa who was on loan at Simba Sports Club of Tanzania and Lynoth Chikuhwa could not play for Bosso when the Chibuku Super Cup started last month because they do not have ITCs, which are required for them to be issued player licences.

Ex-Warriors midfielder Tafadzwa Kutinyu has also been patiently waiting for his ITC after bouncing back to Chicken Inn following termination of his contract by Guinea side Horoya AC in March 2020.

“Yes, the transfer window opened on Thursday and it closes on 31 July. Our clubs are fully aware of what they need to get their players registered. In short, all we can say is that clubs will need to meet their obligations so as to quickly get their desired results. Clubs interested in doing business have to do their transactions through the transfer matching system (TMS),” said Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela.

Highlanders gaffer Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu said: “We hear sometimes it’s a long process to get those ITCs, but will keep our fingers crossed. We certainly need these five players to be in our team. We will stand guided by the powers that be as we hope for the best. Their (five players) availability will give us more options.”

Many Bosso enthusiasts will be hoping that the five players will be available when Highlanders take on Bulawayo Chiefs at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday in a Chibuku Super Cup reverse fixture.

Highlanders managed to record two wins and a draw in the three matches they have played. The identical 1-0 wins were over Bulawayo Chiefs and Bulawayo City while the draw was against Chicken Inn.

The Gamecocks will also register former FC Platinum and Chippa United defender Elvis Moyo before their date with Bulawayo City on Saturday.

Moyo, whose contract with Chippa was terminated last September has been training with the Gamecocks. Moyo could also not be registered at the start of the Chibuku Super Cup as he was waiting for reverse international clearances.

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas confirmed that midfielder Sipho Ndlovu will be added to the Chicken Inn squad.

A knee injury saw Antipas overlooking Ndlovu for the start of the Chibuku tournament.

Chicken Inn top the Group B table with seven points, Highlanders are second with the same number of points and if the two teams take their points tally to 10 after beating City and Chiefs respectively, they will eliminate city fathers and Amakhosi Amahle from the contest.

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