FAM insists that all its Flames players are eligible for the September must-win 2014 World Cup African second round qualifier in Nigeria.
The one but final qualifying phase for the Brazil World Cup finals has been dogged by reports of Ethiopia and Togo fielding suspended players in earlier matches, thereby risking maximum points deduction.
So far there is no Flames player on two yellow cards. The likes of Fischer Kondowe, Douglas Chirambo and James Sangala have one each, FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda noted on Wednesday.
“The team manager [Charles Manda] gives us records after every game. It is all about some associations not spelling clearly terms of reference for people on the technical panel. Unlike CAF which sends associations reports, Fifa expects associations to keep records,” Nyirenda observed.
Fifa only released a report last week that Ethiopia midfielder Minyahil Teshome Beyene featured illegally in an earlier meeting with Botswana as he picked two yellow cards.
Ethiopia, who beat South Africa 2-1 on Saturday, lead Group A on 13 points but risk being docked three points going into their last match against Central Africa Republic. However, a draw could still see Ethiopia through.
Ethiopia football president Sahilu Gebremariam told the BBC: “We are not going to appeal, it is a management blunder.”