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No wages for Bhasera


Life is not so rosy after all in the English football. Warriors leftback Onisimo Bhasera, whose deal to move to Premier League side Blackpool collapsed at the last minute last month, will testify.

Bhasera, who plays for Championship side Plymouth Argyle, has not received his wages for January.

According to reports from England, Plymouth players will hold further talks with the PFA over the next 48 hours after they failed to receive wages for January.

The PFA paid part of the players’ November wages, contributing a loan of up to £5,000 for each player, and are looking to help further as the crisis-torn club struggles to stay afloat.

Plymouth manager Peter Reid is unable to bring in players due to a transfer embargo despite selling Bradley Wright-Phillips, Craig Noone, Reda Johnson and George Donnelly in January.

A deal to take the Zimbabwe international to Blackpool failed, following in the collapse of another to take the player to Crystal Palace.

Those funds helped the club survive a winding-up petition in the High Court last week after clearing a tax bill of £760 000 with HM Revenue & Customs.

However, another £2 million is needed to save the club. Adviser Peter Ridsdale is trying to bring in investors for a potential buyout or the purchase of Home Park.

He said “I’m fully employed in talks. I’m still hopeful.”

He further confirmed that the players were still waiting for their cash, but said the struggling League One side were hopeful the situation “would be resolved shortly”.

“The players have not yet been paid,” admitted Ridsdale.

“But we are hopeful that by keeping them involved they will understand and hopefully that situation will be resolved shortly.”

Argyle are currently in talks with potential investors.
Ridsdale said “The focus this week has been very much about getting people to talk about investment around the table.

“There are a host of meetings taking place with three different groups.

“There are a number of others on the periphery but we have got fairly intense discussions with three.”

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