Warriors midfielder Onismor Bhasera has prolonged his association with English League One side Plymouth Argyle by penning a one-year contract extension.
Bhasera is part of the Zimbabwe squad that was selected by caretaker coach Norman Mapeza for their opening group game against Liberia in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations competition.
The renewed contract means the talented former Young Warriors captain will now be at Home Park (the home of Plymouth Argyle) until 2013.
Bhasera has featured in all four matches for Plymouth this season — three in League One and one in the Carling Cup.
The Pilgrims, as Plymouth are affectionately known, have moved to retain the services of the 24-year-old after seeing him emerge as an integral member of the squad. Bhasera’s versatility has made him an asset for the club and coach Peter Reid said: “He is a skilful player. It’s always pleasing to have a good player secured at the club.
“It’s good for the manager to have players that can play in different positions and he has done really well for the club.”
Bhasera joined Plymouth from South African soccer club Kaizer Chiefs following a protracted clearance dispute. He made seven appearances for the Pilgrims towards the end of the 2009/2010 campaign.
Bhasera has made 13 appearances for Zimbabwe, having previously played for his country at various age-group levels.
He started all six of the Warriors’ joint 2010 World Cup/2010 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
This is the first time Zimbabwe will be playing in an international assignment since Bhasera moved to Argyle.