THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has cleared 11 more players who were under investigation for match-fixing, bringing to 44 the total number of coaching staff and players now cleared to represent the country.
They include Kaizer Chiefs striker Kingston Nkhatha and defender Lincoln Zvasiya who have been called up to the Zimbabwe team to face Angola in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next week.
Goalkeeper Ephraim Mazarura, who is based in Swaziland, Al Hilal striker Edward Sadomba and former number one goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro will also join the Warriors camp next Monday after being given the all-clear.
The other players given the all clear by ZIFA are Mthulisi Maphosa, Justice Majabvi, Costa Nhamoinesu, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Cliff Sekete and Chris Semakweri.
Some 33 players and officials, including Khama Billiat, Ovidy Karuru, Willard Katsande, Gilbert Mushangazhike and Brazilian coach Valinhos were cleared in May.
But 55 players and 16 officials are still to have their fate decided by an independent disciplinary committee.
The investigation centres around controversial tours taken by the national side to Asia in 2007 and 2009.
Among the people still facing an uncertain future are former captain Method Mwanjali, striker Nyasha Mushekwi and former coach Norman Mapeza.
Mapeza was replaced by Rahman Gumbo in February, when all those under investigation were suspended from the national team.
Zimbabwe lead Angola 3-1 from the first leg and simply need to avoid defeat in Luanda on October 14 to qualify for what would only be their third finals.
South Africa will host the finals next year.
Latest players to be cleared:
Mthulisi Maphosa, Justice Majabvi, Energy Murambadoro, Ephraim Mazarura, Edward Sadomba, Costa Nhamoinesu, Kingston Nkatha, Lincoln Zvasiya, Hardlife Zvirekwi, Cliff Sekete, Chris Semakweri