Mbesuma cleared to play for Maritimo

Former Kaizer Chiefs star striker Collins Mbesuma has finally received his international clearance certificate, making him eligible for selection into his Portuguese club CS Maritimo.

Mbesuma, who was supposed to be part of the Zambia national team currently in Chad, was last week not eligible for selection to play for Maritimo due to the absence of an international clearance certificate.

Ntofontofo returned to Portugal from England on Thursday and joined the Maritimo team in training.

The official Matimo website reports that coach Ulisses Morale is now looking at Mbesuma as one of his options for future matches.

Mbesuma, together with other foreign-based players Andrew Sinkala, Jacob Mulenga, Elijah Tana, Ian Bakala and Isaac Chansa, have all failed to join the national team for various reasons, mainly poor communication from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ).

But FAZ general secretary John Musonda told that the association had wanted all the players to travel for the Chad match.

"We have not given up hope on Mbesuma yet. But we are aware of the visa problems that he has," he said.

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