Plymouth's Onismor Bhasera halps Warriors eye cup slot
ARGYLE left-back Onismor Bhasera played his part as Zimbabwe closed in on a place at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Warriors won 3-1 at home to Angola in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie at the Rufaro Stadium, Harare, on Sunday.
Bhasera played at left-back as he made his 19th appearance for Zimbabwe – six of which have come since he signed for Argyle in 2010.
The second leg of their tie against Angola will take place in Luanda on October 12.
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That means Bhasera will miss Argyle's Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round clash at home to Aldershot Town – likely to be played on October 9 – as well as their League Two trip away to Barnet on October 13.
Should Zimbabwe beat Angola on aggregate, they will qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for only the third time.
The previous two occasions were in 2004 and 2006, when the Warriors did not make it past the first round.
Zimbabwe's players shared a US$ 75,000 bonus, put up by a sponsor, for beating Angola in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in South Africa from January 19 to February 10, and former Argyle manager Bobby Williamson could be involved in it.
Williamson is the coach of Uganda, who lost 1-0 away to Zambia in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie in Ndola on Saturday.
The return match will be played in Kampala on October 12.
Williamson, who was Argyle's manager from April 2004 to September 2005, has been Uganda's coach since 2008.