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Posted: 12 March 2010 Time: 11:34

Onismor Bhasera has finally overcome the obstacle of obtaining a work permit paving way for his three year deal with relegation threatened English Championship club Plymouth Argyle to come into effect.

The latest developments will end the hell that Bhasera has faced for the greater part of this season as he battled his way out of a contractual dispute with Kaizer Chiefs in his search of a move to an English club that has seen him train at Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers.

Having made an impression on the Pilgrims' boss Paul Mariner, Bhasera had been handed a contract which was however subject to a work permit being granted.

But with Bhasera not meeting the stringent English conditions of having played 75 percent of Zimbabwe's matches in the last two years and his national team falling outside the top 70 nations in the Fifa rankings he was then forced to lodge an appeal through his club at the independent tribunal.

The appeal was then lodged early this week in North London with the outcome being that Bhasera be granted a work permit.

Ralph Nkomo who handles the affairs of Bhasera told Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald that the tribunal had ruled that Bhasera be granted a work permit.

"We have finally received a work permit for Onismor and that is exciting news because that gives him the green light to join Plymouth Argyle and all that we are waiting for is the formalities that will come with Kaizer Chiefs advising Safa to release an international clearance," Nkomo is quoted as saying.

Formalities related with Chiefs advising Safa to release the international clearance is what will be the last stage that will see Bhasera get back to action.

Bhasera – who has been compared to England left-back Ashley Cole by the English media – was in Johannesburg last week to meet the Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung where he had a fruitful meeting.

"I sent Onismor to Johannesburg and he met Bobby Motaung and they had fruitful discussions and we are all happy for that because we also understood that it just didn't sound right for Kaizer Chiefs to keep feeling that they were being given a raw deal.

"Onismor understands now, especially after the meeting he had with Bobby, that there were things that he probably didn't do right and Chiefs were right to question one or two things related to his move.

"But we have since sorted that out in an amicable way and we are ready to take the next step forward so that the player can start playing once again," Nkomo is quoted as saying.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:53 am
Last time I checked, this Nkomo was attacking Chiefs. Now he says Chiefs were right.
posted: 12:11 pm
Shame on chips....they nearly distroyed this poor chap's career!!!Now he is a free agent...he he he!!
posted: 12:12 pm
OBG, oh God oh no it is him, or is he? the last i heard of this Cartoon from Natulawayo, was when Xulu broke Gogo Motaung's heart. back to poor zim, Bobby wont let u go, he is addicted to zimbabweans, cause their dollar is more or the same as zim chiefs financial .
posted: 12:16 pm
Stonza, ha ha ha, they were trying 2 force him to retire ha ha unlike Arthur he refused. ha ha
posted: 12:43 pm
How do you join a team that is as bad as relegated and worse is facing liquidation? Mara these zim boys...i rest my case!
posted: 12:43 pm
Good for you BHASERA, this clueless,un-productive team nearly distroyed your career.
posted: 01:21 pm
Stonza and Ndivhuwo try to grow up, you are not kids anymore. The way i understand it from Nkomo, Bhasera is not a free agent as Chiefs were right about disputing his contract and they now have to advise SAFA to issue him with international clearence. I think this thing of calling Chiefs (Chips) and Sundowns (Sunflowers) shows lack of maturity and instability in the minds of people who used such derogatory names. Kamashobane yesterday u alleged that Motsepe is street ahead of Kaizer Motaung in terms of strategy and management. I think it is very ironic in the sense that Motsepe has hired and fired many coaches in his short stay with Downs than any other team. he has also signed over the hill players like Mbesuma, Ndlovu, Zuma, Vilakazi with a lot of money and paying them more than other players in the PSL but he fail to see the result. In contrast Motaung signed unknown players like Mbesuma, Quartey, Bhasera, Obua and sell them to top European teams making money after these players helped his team to win something at home. I think now Kamashobane u know who is strategic and a good football manager. Yes Motsepe might be a good manager and strategic in the BEE mines but not in football.
posted: 01:33 pm
Pierre: 2010-03-12 13:21

Thank you man for laying out the really facts to this guys. But dont be puzzled, they are totally illiterate and they will show by attacking you now. The only thing that make them talk bad about chiefs is jealous. They even ignore the fact that Basera was still contracted to chiefs so he was not free.

Cos of they are immaturity, the crap they have said above proves that
posted: 01:51 pm
Why wud we be jelousy of mantally imature player, Son firing his father fromhis own club, sensitive fans who want to be coaches???and a bunch of drunkards??tell me why!!!!Pierre, if your wife acts like a kid at home, please dont come show your anger here, we blog and have fun!!!so plzzz P.I.S.S. OFF
posted: 03:03 pm
@ Stonza pls read TERMS OF USE written above then you'll see that you're way out of line. By starting to mention somebody's wife here ke go bontsa gore o "DOM". There is no wrong by tease one another here coz we do that in the name of fun, but the way you just did.............. come on think again!
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