Knowledge Musona retires from national duty
Warriors team Captain Knowledge Musona has announced his retirement from national duty with immediate effect.
Musona said the decision was informed by the need to concentrate on his club career in the Saudi Professional League.
Musona who has grown to become one of Zimbabwe’s best football success stories has captained the Warriors for almost five years.
He represented the country in over 45 games, scoring 24 times.
Musona expressed gratitude for a rare chance to represent the country and for a personal opportunity to shine to the world.
“It is with a heavy heart that I officially announce my retirement from national duty with our beloved national football team, the Warriors. It is a decision that I do not take lightly after representing my beloved country for 12 years, starting with my first appearance on March 3, 2010 in a game versus South Africa.
My time with the Warriors has been an incredible and rewarding journey,” said Musona in a statement.
The former Aces Academy star who never tasted local Premier League soccer, has had a successful career having moved to Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa straight from the Academy in 2009. He became an instant hit in Mzansi becoming the League’s best newcomer in the 2010 and Club Top goal scorer in the 2010-11 season. Until 2021, Musona has been Kaizer Chiefs’ all-time top goal scorer in the CAF Champions League with five goals.
Musona revealed that he takes pride, as much as he is humbled in having had chance to represent the nation at the highest soccer levels and that he will never forget the experience.
“I will forever look back with pride on every occasion I represented Zimbabwe, having played over 45 games for the national team through international friendly matches, COSAFA Cup games, AFCON qualifiers and tournaments, and World Cup qualifiers. Mostly, I take immense pride to have captained the team for nearly five years,” said Musona.
With a career spanning between South Africa, Belgium and Germany, the striker hopes to settle and develop his career at Al-Tai FC in the Saudi Professional League.