Musona in sharp form ahead of AFCON qualifiers

By Skilder Makona

Belgium-based forward and Warriors skipper Knowledge Musona has once again found his goal-scoring form as he helped KAS Eupen to 2-0 win over Kortrijk this Saturday.

This comes as the player warms up to Zimbabwe’s back-to-back AFCON qualifiers in a few days.

Musona, who returned to action three weeks ago after being sidelined by an ankle injury since January, has picked up his goal scoring prowess much to the delight of the Warriors camp ahead of the country’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia this week.

At a time when Logarusic is sweating over the fitness and absence of some key players who include Tino Kadewere, Marvelous Nakamba and Khama Billiat, Musona is expected to steer the ship as the Warriors seek to reach the AFCON finals in Cameroon.

The skipper scored the winner in the 80th minute as KAS Eupen beat Kortrijk 2-0 in the Belgian League on Saturday.

While Musona’s return is an exciting development, Golden Arrows’ Knox Mtizwa will not be available for the AFCON ties after suffering an injury that saw him being excluded from his side’s clash against Cape Town City on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Warriors defender Teenage Hadebe saw a straight red when he elbowed an opponent in an incident missed by the referee but was noticed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), in Yeni Malatyaspor’s 2-2 stalemate with Gaziantep in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday.

Down south, Zimbabwe international goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze, who returned to Baroka United’s starting eleven was given a straight red in the 69th minute in his team’s 1-1 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic in the DStv Premiership at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

Also, another Warriors star, Kuda Mahachi came off the bench to level matters for SuperSport United in their 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch in a DStv Premiership match on Friday.