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Zimbabwe Footballer Onismor Bhasera Signs With Britain's Portsmouth


Britain’s Portsmouth Football Club has signed Zimbabwe Warriors backfielder Onismor Bhasera in a three year deal that almost didn’t happen when the team had trouble securing a work permit for him due to Zimbabwe’s low rankings by FIFA.

The decision by the International Federation Of Football Associations was appealed with success this week by Portsmouth Chairman Peter Storrie, clearing the way for Bhasera to follow in the footsteps of Warriors Captain Benjani Mwaruwaru, who played with Portsmouth before being traded to Manchester City.

Former Warriors coach Charles Mhlauri, now coaching the Lightning Football Club in New Hampshire, in the United States, told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe the the signing bodes well for the quality of Zimbabwe football.

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