Saturday Sep 18, 2021. 11:02
Zesco United coach Mumamba Numba has explained why new signings Chipolopolo midfielder Spencer Sautu and South Sudan international defender Peter Munyang are absent from his CAF Champions League team.
Sautu joined Zesco in early September on a two-year loan deal from Green Eagles after spending last season on a short-term deal at Power Dynamos.
“Firstly on Spencer, he came late and we took time to negotiate his move and so we couldn’t register him in time for continental football. That is why he cannot play the CAF games,” Numba said.
“He also came with a fractured arm that is in a Plaster of Paris from national team duty and so he will be out for one month but will be doing light training.”
Munyang joined Zesco on a two- year deal in August but has also yet to kick the ball for the defending FAZ Super League champions.
“On Peter, we are still working on his work permit that is why he is unable to be in the team,” Numba disclosed.
But Numba revealed that Chipolopolo goalkeeper Gregory Sanjase who joined Zesco on loan from demoted Young Green Eagles, and was unveiled on the same day as Sautu, is eligible for Zesco’s continental action.
This follows an administrative hitch that almost also saw the goalkeeper and veteran striker Winston Kalengo ruled-out of this seasons CAF Champions League knockout phase.
“As for Sanjase, he registered. I think the hiccup that was there was corrected and it was the same issue with Kalengo. They were both finally registered at the last minute,” Numba said.