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Ngoma drums Young Warriors’ death

Ngoma appeared before the Zifa Players Status Committee and was found guilty of age-cheating.

The surprising part is that the same Zifa that charged Ngoma has approved his inclusion in the Young Warriors’ set up.

Ngoma was at the end of the 2010 soccer season arrested for possessing two national identity cards and the Young Warriors are dicing with death by including him in their match against Amaglug-glug today.

The matter came to light last year when Chapungu and Mimosa were tied in a promotional wrangle leading to Chapungu filing a complaint to Zifa.

Ngoma’s identity particulars, which were produced during his hearing, state that he was born Donald Ngoma on September 23 1989, ID number 29-262712-V12. His ID was acquired in Silobela on February 2, while his other particulars claim he was born on September 20 1981, meaning he is over the age of 23 and is actually 29 years old.

The airmen argued that Ngoma also turned out for Mimosa last season without being cleared by his previous club, the now-defunct Southern Region side Super Dynamo.

Chapungu further requested the Southern Region to investigate Ngoma’s status and verify previous teams, which the player turned out for in the past five years.

On contacting Super Dynamo secretary, it was discovered that the player was not cleared to play for Mimosa but instead had changed his surname and got a new ID No 58-273300-S-58.

He was charged for contravening Section (1) (b) as read with 10 (1) (h) of the National Registration Act Chapter 10.12. The player admitted guilty by paying a US$20 fine and was issued receipt number Z69J8200033A, with the then Mimosa coach Jairos Tapera paying the fine.

This is not the first time that Ngoma has turned out for the Young Warriors as he was part of the team that played two friendly internationals against South Africa at Barbourfields Stadium in September last year.

However, the Young Warriors are hard pressed to win their All Africa Games qualifier against South Africa and have called Ngoma to boost their strikeforce.

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