FORMER Warriors fringe striker Mandlenkosi Sibanda who was recently snapped by Premier Soccer League club How Mine from Botswanaa��s Ecco City is still awaiting his reverse international clearance.
Ecco City play in the Batswana BeMobile Premier Soccer League that has a number of Zimbabwean players and coaches. The gangling Sibanda was signed from Ecco City with the gold minersa�� technical department expecting him to be a direct replacement on the right wing of Benjamin Marere who has since rejoined FC Platinum.
a�?I signed for How Mine before the closure of the mid-season transfer window. I have been working hard and a number of senior players at the club that include Gilbert Banda and Brighton Dube have made sure that I feel at home.
a�?However, I am still waiting for my reverse international clearance from Ecco City. They have just been delaying with it but hopefully sooner than later, I will be eligible to play in the local domestic league,a�? said Sibanda.
Asked on what influenced him to trek back home from Botswana, the outspoken player bemoaned lack of professionalism at Ecco City.
a�?From the beginning of the year I was only paid thrice at Ecco City.A� We had gone for a long time without receiving our salaries. There was clearly lack of professionalism and it is good to be back home where clubs are paying players on time,a�? he said.