Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic, who was denied entry into South Africa on Monday morning because he did not have a valid visa, is set to join the rest of the squad in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) after securing the visa on Tuesday morning.
The Croat was detained at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Monday morning due to visa issues.
The squad proceeded to the COSAFA Cup host city with only assistant coach Tonderai Ndiraya and goalkeepers’ trainer Tembo Chuma.
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Co-assistant coach, Lloyd Chitembwe didn’t travel since he’s reportedly blacklisted by South African immigration for previous transgressions.
A ZIFA source told the Chronicle that Logarusic is expected to arrive in the Eastern Cape in time for the team’s 2 pm training session. Said the source:
The visa glitch has been addressed. Coach Loga has been granted a visa and will arrive on time for the team’s 2 pm training session in Gqeberha. The good thing is that the guys will train under the coach.
Meanwhile, ZIFA on Monday blamed the travelling agent for the visa gaffe, saying they were misled into believing that the Croatian will get his visa at the point of entry.