SA: Golden Arrows’ Knox Mutizwa sets sights on Europe move

By ZBC Reporter

Zimbabwe Warriors and Golden Arrows striker Knox Mutizwa is not sinking his head in the sand after failing to win the Lesley Manyathela top goal scorer award in the just ended South African  PSL season but is setting his sights on improving his performance with a European move.

Knox Mutizwa‘s star has been continually shining brighter ever since he moved to South Africa to turn out for Bidvest Wits from Highlanders.

During the just ended season, Mutizwa found the back of the net 13 times, 1 less than the eventual winners, Malawian Gabadinho Mhango of Orlando Pirates and Highlands Park’s Peter Shalulile.

Despite not grabbing the scorers’ top gong, he expressed satisfaction with his performance this season and all the other campaigns since he arrived in South Africa.

Affectionately known as Mjomani, Mutizwa has set himself a target of bettering his performance in the next campaign, with prospects of a move on the cards.

Although Mutizwa could not be drawn to reveal the interests, the skilful forward confirmed that a number of South African and European teams had already expressed their interest in his services with a transfer announcement imminent.

“My dream has always been to play in Europe. Since I have been in the South African PSL for 4 years, I think it is now time to chase my dreams of playing in Europe. That is the reason why I have told my management team to focus on a European move first. That was my dream,” he says.

In his 4 years in South Africa, the former Highlanders goal poacher scored 6, 8, 11 and 13goals respectively since arrival, a clear indication of progress as he arguably stood out as the best Zimbabwean player in the just ended South African season.

Turning to the Warriors, he revealed his desire to put a strong case for selection, with a target to become a regular starter.

“I’m looking forward to fighting for a jersey. I know that if I can play in Europe, I will be able to learn a lot that can help me to do better for the national team. As you know that the national team already has deadly strikers so I’m glad to be a part, with a desire to work hard so as to help my country while getting a regular jersey,” he adds.

Mutizwa came through the Highlanders junior policy to the senior team before waving goodbye in 2016 campaign following an impressive season where he partnered the now Tanzania’s Azam based pair of Bruce Kangwa and Prince Dube.