Smiling Assassin: Why Chiefs Could Break the Bank for Knowledge Musona

Johannesburg – Knowledge Musona aka Smiling Assassin joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2009 without having made any appearance in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. 

At Aces Academy, he played with current Mamelodi Sundowns player Khama Billiat.

He was used sparingly as a substitute in the 2009 – 10 season but still managed to score a handful of crucial goals. In July 2010 he was awarded the PSL Club Rookie of the Year award.

During the 2010–11 season, Musona scored 15 goals in 28 league games to win the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot which attracted the interest of European clubs such as German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, Serbian giants Partizan and Scottish heavyweights Celtic.

Often considered the finest striker to ever come out of Zimbabwe, he scored a blinder of a goal vs Tunisia at AFCON 2017 beating two defenders and smashing the ball beyond the goalkeeper. He made his national team debut in a friendly against South Africa on 3 March 2010. 

His goals have also helped Belgian League outfit KV Oostende. On the 11th of June 2017 he scored a hatrick to join other Zimbabwe hatrick heroes like the legendary Peter Ndlovu and Vitalis Takawira.
Smiling Assassin 

According to reports, Amakhosi could be interested in the Zimbabwean should his current club choose to sell. Following several trialist who failed to make the grade at Naturena, could Kaizer Chiefs be looking at bringing in a former star?

Coach Steve Komphela has made no secrets about his pursuit for a prolific goal scorer, and after failing to lure a striker of note during the now concluded 2017 July/August transfer window, reports suggest that Amakhosi could target their former player Knowledge Musona.

The Zimbabwean developed into a fan favourite during his time at Chiefs, and most recently returned to the club on loan in 2013, before eventually moving on to Belgian club KV Oostende.

While Musona has enjoyed a largely successful time in Belgium, reports indicate that a return to South African shores could possibly be on the cards for the Zimbabwe international with Chiefs a likely destination for the player, should his club agree to cash in on his services.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen where the 27-year-old’s future lies, but if Oostende do agree to part ways with their attacker then the Glamour Boys will be allowed to make an offer during the 2018 January transfer window.

With indications that a move back to South Africa could be on the cards for the player, and a recent statement by Bobby Motaung.

“Our search for a formidable striker does not end with the window period closure - we will cast our net far and wide and will not stop searching until we find our man,” Motaung said in a press release following the closure of the July/August transfer window. - Online Sources 

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