Bunjira back in action (07-12-2006)

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean midfielder, Alois Bunjira, can now play premier league football after spending more than a year on the sidelines owing to the delay in the processing of his application for South African permanent residence permit.
The 31-year old multiple award-winning player, a former

Zimbabwe Footballer of the Year, was set to mark his return in the colours of high-flying Jomo Cosmos one-all draw against Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates, in a Castle Premiership derby last Saturday.
Coach Jomo Sono however overlooked the nippy midfielder for the match.
It was supposed to be the Mutasa-born player’s first league appearance in 16 months.
“I feel so relieved that I can play football again now that my permit has been granted. I am glad my nightmare is over,” said the player excitedly, adding that he still had what it takes to unlock defences in the top flight despite his age.
Bunjira moved to Cosmos last season but the team had filled its quota of foreigner players. He had to apply for South African citizenship in order to be registered as non-foreigner and be eligible to play. Such resulted in a lengthy spell in the sidelines.
Bunjira is one of the most successful soccer imports in South Africa having won several Cups with clubs such as Bidvest Wits and league champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former U-23, U-20 and U-17 international also has numerous league and cup medals as well as personal awards, which he garnered in the colours of Darryn T, Blackpool and Caps United in Zimbabwe. – CAJ News

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