ZIFA has reportedly instructed Hwange to seek an International Transfer Certificate for left back Craven Banda from the Botswana Football Association.
Banda, a son to Hwange legend Dickson Banda had a stint with Botswanaa��s Motlakase Power Dynamos after being loaned out by Hwange in August 2011 and when he returned at the beginning of the 2013 season Hwange were alleged to have registered the player without a reverse ITC.
As a result, Chipangano were reportedly facing a heavy penalty from Fifa as it was believed that they flouted the world governing bodya��s Transfer Matching System resulting in the coalminers using a player without an ITC.
a�?Zifa has indicated to us that we have no case to answer and we should just seek to get an ITC for the player from the Botswana Football Association. Ita��s only that there was a change of executive at Motlakase Power Dynamos when Craven left. They (Dynamos) openly told us that there was no proper hand-over take-over at the club just before Craven left,a�? said Hwange media liaison officer Allen Masiya.
It is said that when Banda left for Botswana, Zifa was using the manual system of licensing players but when the player returned, the system had been upgraded and Hwange omitted to state that Banda had previously played for Motlakase Power Dynamos.
Bandaa��s matter came to light when Motlakase Power Dynamosa�� a�?new executivea�? saw him playing in one of Hwangea��s Premiership matches which was beamed live on SuperSport and alerted Fifa.