29 May 2017
WARRIORS left back Onismo Bhasera is set to be the last player to join camp as a result of CAF Confederation Cup.
Supersport United will be in DRC for their CAF commitments next weekend, the same time that CAPS United will also be playing their CAF Champions League game.
Such a scenario will also mean that CAPS United players in the camp will also break camp to assist their club’s cause.
The Warriors face Liberia in an AFCON qualifier on June 11.
“We are aware Bhasera will be committed to Supersport and he is likely to be the last player to join camp. We have been in touch with him and he has indicated that once he plays his game in the DRC, he will try to get a connecting flight that will ensure that he is in Harare for the last week of camp,” manager Willington Mpandare said Sunday.
Bhasera and Qadr Amini are the left back players in coach Norman Mapeza’s squad.
The Supersport man is set to be the only surviving defender from those that played at the 2017 AFCON finals.
Former coach Kalisto Pasuwa played Bhasera in left back, Costa Nhamoinesu and Elisha Muroiwa in central defence while Hardlife Zvirekwi was the right back.
Zvirekwi and Nhamhoinesu seem to have been in Mapeza’s plans but are ruled out through injury.
Mpandare said although there has been changes made by the coaches in terms of team selection, they were still considering everyone.
“We have said the door is still open to those players who can impress the coaches. We might also make one or two changes to the squad depending on what happens in the weekend games. Some players may get injured during those games,” he said.
Young defender Teenage Hadebe, a survivor from the AFCON team, lost his mother and is excused until he feels it is okay to join camp.
“We will give him time to mourn his mother and maybe after some days, he will be able to re-join camp.”