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Will Bernard Morrison make Yanga’s trip to South Africa?

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Tanzania giants Young Africans land at the OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday afternoon, and the question is whether Ghanaian Bernard Morrison will make the trip to South Africa.

Bernard Morisson scored a classic goal in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final between Yanga and Marumo Gallants.

His goal – Yanga’s second – handed the Jangwani giants a comfortable 2-0 win at home.


The return leg is set for Wednesday, 17 May 2023, at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

SN24 has gathered that Young Africans are making frantic efforts to get the former Orlando Pirates star on the trip.

“The club is trying all it can to make sure he travels, but Simba failed the last time they tried,” the source said.

Bernard Morrison Tanzania giants player.

Morrison was slapped with a five-year ban after contravening the country’s Home Affairs laws. The ban effectively means he can’t travel to South Africa until 2024. 

The 29-year-old missed Simba’s match against his former club Pirates in the 2022 CAF Confederations Cup.

Simba had requested that the ban be temporarily lifted for Morrison to play the game. 

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However, the then-CEO of Simba, Barbara Gonzalez, was told there was no such provision. 

“They have told us that due to his previous mistake while in the country, authorities are not ready to let him go there according to the rules, so it is now official that Morrison will not travel with the rest of the squad members to South Africa,” Gonzalez explained at the time.

In 2021, the controversial midfielder was also unable to travel with Simba when they faced Kaizer Chiefs in the CAF Champions League.

In his absence, Yanga coach Nasreddine Nabi will bank on the creativity of Stephen Aziz Ki. He also has Khalid Aucho, formerly with Baroka FC, in the PSL. The Ugandan holding midfielder has been a vital cog for Yanga.

The former Bucs attacking midfielder initially moved to Tanzania to join Yanga SC. After two seasons in Jangwani, he crossed the floor to join the Msimbazi giants.

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