THINGS can never get worse than this for Hwange striker Francisco Zekumbawira.
After being dumped by champions Dynamos, it turns out the forward will now spend the rest of the season on the terraces after the coal miners failed to register him on time.
It was with so much hype that he moved to the capital after Hwange had demanded $30 000 for a season’s loan, that eventually fell down to$16 000.
But a nagging injury — after making just five appearances, some in the Caf Champions League — kept him out of the game until the second transfer window of the season before being unceremoniously shown the door.
Hwange administrator Khumbulani Mbano yesterday said they had tried to register the player so that he could revert to his club for the rest of the season, but his papers were not in order on the final day.
“Unfortunately what it means is that he is not going to play for the rest of the season. We had sent in some papers for registration on the last day of registration but they were not complete. He is not registered. It will be difficult for him to play. He cannot be declared a free agent because he still has a running contract with Hwange,” Mbano said.
Zekumbawira only played five matches for Dynamos after he was loaned to the champions for a season. The heavily-built forward who was also linked to Highlanders at the beginning of the season, is tied to Chipangano to the end of next season.
Zekumbawira, who joined Hwange from Zifa Bulawayo Province Division Two side Zimbabwe Leopards, was axed at Dynamos together with another former Hwange striker Allan Tavarwisa, who joined the coal miners from Northern Division One side DStv Rangers.
Also shown the door at the champions was defender Bryan Madzokere, with Dynamos bringing in Benjamin Marere, Milton Makopa, Oscar Machapa, Victor Kamhuka and Blessing Sasha Moyo.