Zimbabwean international footballer, Onismor Bhasera who plays for the South African DSTV League team, SuperSport United paid for his own ticket to join the rest of the Warriors in Botswana.
The left-back was drafted into the team as a last-minute addition as there was no natural left-back in Zdravko Logarusic’s side following the withdrawal of Golden Arrows’ Divine Lunga due to injury.
Sources in the Warriors camp report that an air ticket from Johannesburg to Francistown was bought for the Mutare-bred defender but it had issues.
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Bhasera then bought his own ticket thereby earning praise from the Warriors gaffer Logarusic who is better known as Loga. Said the coach:
He had problems with the ticket that had been bought for him but he didn’t lament about that, he just took his own money and bought a new ticket. This is the commitment that I want in the players and I will reward such players.
When I called Bhasera, the players came to me and said thank you coach. He is a player with so much influence in the team and will keep him going forward.
Bhasera was then picked up at the OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa before the team flew directly to Francistown from Johannesburg.
The Warriors went on to beat Botswana 1-0 the following day in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match.