New SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt has named Onismor Bhasera as the DStv Premiership side’s new captain.
The 36-year-old veteran Zimbabwe left-back over from Ronwen Williams who has joined fellow Tshwane side Mamelodi Sundowns.
Bhasera signed for Matsatsantsa from Bidvest Wits in 2016 and has played 156 matches for the club in all competitions.
Gavin Hunt was reported on Soccer Laduma to have said: “Bash will be the captain this season.
“He has the experience, he is a great professional. He is a leader and I think he will take the role on. I think he will take this role well.
“It’s important for someone to come in and be verbal and keep standards as high as possible, which is not only on the field, but off the field. I am sure Bash will do well.
“He has my full support. I chose him. It was a democratic vote. It was me.”
Bhasera added: “It (being captain) is a big responsibility. SuperSport is a big club, but I’ve got to take it with both hands and I will obviously have to go out there and lead by example. I need to bring my A-game, so it’s going to be an interesting season.
“Ronwen served the club well and it’s a big loss, but it’s a big opportunity for someone else who is going to come in and fill those shoes. He (Williams) is gone, but that’s football. Players are always moving around. We wish him luck at his new club.”
SuperSport United finished eighth in last season’s DStv Premiership, but bigger things are expected from the club this time around.
They will kick off their 2022/23 DStv Premiership campaign at home against Chippa United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday, 7 August at 17:30.
Gavin Hunt enjoyed a brief stint at Chippa United after being axed as Kaizer Chiefs mentor.