|Date of birth||21 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Norton, Zimbabwe|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|2006–2009||Aces Youth Soccer Academy|
|2012–2013||→ Augsburg (loan)||14||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Kaizer Chiefs (loan)||19||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:10, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2017
Knowledge Musona (born 21 June 1990) is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays as a striker for Oostende in the Belgian Pro League and the Zimbabwe national team. Previously he has played senior football in South Africa and Germany.
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 German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim, Serbian giants Partizan and Scottish heavyweights Celtic.
On 28 July 2011, Musona signed 1899 Hoffenheim, with the player signing a five-year contract for R19,5 million. He made his debut as a substitute against SC Freiburg in a 3–1 win and scored his first goal in a 2–1 DFB Pokal win over Köln on 25 October 2011. On 18 May 2012, it was announced that Musona would join Bundesliga side Augsburg on a one-year loan for the upcoming season.
In July 2013, he left Germany moved back to his old South African club Kaizer Chiefs on a loan deal. He scored eight goals in 19 South African League matches, including a vital goal against Black Leopards which sent Kaizer Chiefs into the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup. 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. Musona suffered an ankle sprain in a 2–0 win over AS Vita Club in the CAF Champions League on March 29, 2014 where they lost 3–2 on aggregate. Musona ended the season with 16 goals in 25 starts in all competitions. He attracted interest from clubs in Belgium, Germany and Roda in the Netherlands. On 5 August, Musona started training with La Liga club, Granada.
On 18 December 2014, Musona signed for Belgian club Oostende, effective 1 January 2015, with the player signing a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee. His agent Paschalis Tountouris stated that this move was the ideal step to revive his career. He joined Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali at the Belgian club.
He made his national team debut in a friendly against South Africa on 3 March 2010.Is 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. 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
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Kaizer Chiefs||2009–10||South African Premier Division||21||4||0||0||0||0||?||?||0||0||21||4|
|Kaizer Chiefs (loan)||2013–14||South African Premier Division||19||8||1||1||3||2||?||5||3[a]||0||26||16|
|2016–17||First Division A||29||10||3||3||—||—||1[b]||0||33||13|
- Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.
|1.||5 September 2010||SKD Sports Complex, Paynesville||Liberia||
||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||17 November 2010||Estádio do Maxaquene, Maputo||Mozambique||
|3.||5 June 2011||Rufaro Stadium, Harare||Mali||
||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|5.||8 October 2011||Estádio da Várzea, Praia||Cape Verde||
|6.||15 November 2011||Rufaro Stadium, Harare||South Africa||
|8.||29 February 2012||Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium, Bujumbura||Burundi||
||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|9.||17 June 2012||National Sports Stadium, Harare||
|10.||26 March 2013||Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria||Egypt||
||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||9 June 2013||National Sports Stadium, Harare||
|12.||10 September 2013||Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg||South Africa||
|13.||6 September 2015||Rufaro Stadium, Harare||Guinea||
||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|14.||28 March 2016||National Sports Stadium, Harare||Swaziland||
|15.||5 June 2016||Malawi||
|16.||13 November 2016||Tanzania||
|17.||23 January 2017||Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville||Tunisia||
||2017 Africa Cup of Nations|
|18.||11 June 2017||National Sports Stadium, Harare||Liberia||
||2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
- "Zimbabwe/South Africa: Musona Impresses Mamelodi Sundowns". 25 July 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2017 – via AllAfrica.
- "Musona scoops PSL rookie of season award". IOL Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- "Neuer Angreifer für Hoffenheim" [New Striker for Hoffenheim] (in German). Deutsche Fußball Liga. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "Knowledge Musona sets Hoffenheim's European target". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "Xhaka nach Gladbach, Klasnic auf Vereinssuche" (in German). Spiegel Online. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Musona zurück in der Heimat" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- www.realnet.co.uk. "Kaizer Chiefs medics worried about Knowledge Musona". Kick Off. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "Second-tier Dutch club want Zimbabwean striker Knowledge Musona". sowetanlive.co.za. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "Knowledge Musona Is Training With Granada CF". www.soccerladuma.co.za. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "Musona chooses Belgium - The Herald". www.herald.co.zw. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
- "Tiyani wa ka Mabasa" [Musona joins Oostende]. Kick Off. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- Knowledge Musona at Soccerbase
- Knowledge Musona at Soccerway. Retrieved 2 March 2018.