Kombe says he is ‘properly registered’
Posted: 6 October 2008 Time: 12:25 pm
Golden Arrows’ new-signing Francis Kombe has expressed his surprise at reports coming out of Zambia that he played illegally for Abafana Bes’thende against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday.
KickOff.com reported earlier today that Power Dynamos claimed that Kombe had not been cleared to play for a team in South Africa.
However, speaking from Durban, the Chipolopolo Boys’ striker has set the record straight saying that he is a ‘properly registered player with Golden Arrows’.
“I got a call from the club secretary this morning asking me to clarify the story on KickOff.com. The reporter in Zambia made up his own story after I refused to give him full details about my trials in South Africa.
“If I was not cleared by Dynamos, how did Golden Arrows get my international clearance from the Zambian Football Association?”
Kombe, who did not train with Arrows this morning after sustaining a knee injury during his team’s 4-2 win over the Brazilians, says he has signed a two-year contract with the KwaZulu\Natal-based outfit.
Golden Arrows’ managing director Mato Madlala has also termed the report about Kombe being registered with the team illegally as ‘rubbish’.