Knowledge Musona

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Knowledge Musona
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Norton, Zimbabwe
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kaizer Chiefs
Number 11
Youth career
Manyame FC
Haka United
2006–2009 Aces Youth Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Kaizer Chiefs 50 (20)
2011– 1899 Hoffenheim 16 (0)
2012–2013 FC Augsburg (loan) 14 (0)
2013– Kaizer Chiefs (loan) 19 (8)
National team
2010– Zimbabwe 16 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

Knowledge Musona (born 21 June 1990) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as a striker for Kaizer Chiefs on loan from 1899 Hoffenheim in the South African Premier Soccer League and the Zimbabwe national team. He previously played for Aces Youth Soccer Academy in Zimbabwe and Kaizer Chiefs before joining Hoffenheim.

Personal life[edit]

Musona hails from Norton, Mashonaland West and attended Lord Malvern High School in Harare. His younger brother Walter Musona is also a footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Musona joined Kaizer Chiefs in 2009 without having made an appearance in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. At Aces 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.[2]

The 2010–11 season proved to be Musona's break through season as he scored 15 goals in 28 league games to win the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot which attracted the interest of European clubs such as Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, Serbian giants FK Partizan and Scottish Premier League giants Celtic.

On 28 July 2011, Musona signed for German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, with the player signing a five-year contract for R19,5 million.[3]

He made his debut as a substitute against SC Freiburg in a 3–1 win[4] and scored his first goal in a 2–1 DFB Pokal win over 1. FC Köln on 25 October 2011.

On 18 May 2012, it was announced that Musona would join Bundesliga side FC Augsburg on a one-year loan for the upcoming season.[5]

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

In July 2013, he moved back to his old club Kaizer Chiefs on a loan deal. He has currently scored 6 goals in the South African League, including a vital goal against Black Leopards which sent Kaizer Chiefs into the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup.[6]Musona scored a hat trick in a 3-0 first-round, second-leg CAF Champions League victory over Liga Muculmana in Maputo on 6 March progressing to the next round of the competition on a 7-0 aggregate scoreline after winning 4-0 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.[7]

International career[edit]

He made his national team debut in a friendly against South Africa on 3 March 2010.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2010 SKD Sports Complex, Paynesville  Liberia
1–0
1–1
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
2. 5 June 2011 Rufaro Stadium, Harare  Mali
1–0
2–1
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
3.
2–1
4. 8 October 2011 Estádio da Várzea, Praia  Cape Verde
1–2
1–2
2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
5. 15 November 2011 Rufaro Stadium, Harare  South Africa
1–1
2–1
Friendly
6.
2–1
7. 29 February 2012 Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura  Burundi
1–1
1–2
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
8. 17 June 2012 National Sports Stadium, Harare  Burundi
1–0
1–0
2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
9. 26 March 2013 Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria  Egypt
1–1
1–2
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
10. 9 June 2013 National Sports Stadium, Harare  Egypt
1–1
2–4
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier
11. 10 September 2013 Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa
1–0
2–1
Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201307250649.html
  2. ^ "Musona scoops PSL rookie of season award". IOL Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Neuer Angreifer für Hoffenheim" [New Striker fro Hoffenheim] (in German). Deutsche Fußball Liga. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Knowledge Musona sets Hoffenheim's European target". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 28 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Xhaka nach Gladbach, Klasnic auf Vereinssuche" (in German). Spiegel Online. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Musona zurück in der Heimat" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ mobi.supersport.com/football/caf-champions-league/news/140308/Musona_treble_sends_Chiefs_through

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