ZIMBABWE international hot shot Knowledge Musona could be headed to the Dutch Eredivisie with NAC Breda as it has emerged his German Bundesliga football club Hoffeinheim are no longer interested in his services.
REPORT BY WELLINGTON TONI
The Warriors striker has a contract until 2016, but spent the last season on loan to Augsburg in the same Bundesliga league.
While his former South African club Kaizer Chiefs has stated their interest in resigning him, Musona has said he wants to further his career in Europe, opening the doors for a move either the Netherlands or Belgium, according to reports yesterday.
The report, on Sportlive, says Hoffenheim officials have confirmed that they are seeking to offload the 22-year-old Zimbabwe international.
Hoffenheim confirmed interest from Breda, an unnamed Belgian club and also from Chiefs, while reports from South African have also named SuperSport United as potential suitors.
Musona was on target in the Warriors 4-2 loss to Egypt in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday and spoke to NewsDay Sport about his future plans before the game. He is expected to leave for Guinea today for another qualifier before he heads back to Germany to clarify his future.
“I don’t think it is the right time (to return to SA). I still want to continue to play in Europe. I don’t know whether I will be going back to Hoffenheim or not. I will have to wait to hear from my manager.”
“I played well in the first half of the season at Augsburg, but in the second half with the coming of new players I was used as a substitute. The team was playing well and it was difficult for me to play regularly. But I am now looking forward to a better season. I don’t know whether I will be staying at Hoffenheim or I will move to another club,” said Musona.
Often Musona has felt he is not being in the right position as he favours being an outright striker or a false nine-the reason he has been able to score in almost all the games he has played for the Warriors. At Augsburg, he was being pushed to the right wing.
Breda are coached by Nebojsa Gudelj and finished 13th last term. They play their home matches at the 19 000-seater Rat Verlegh Stadium, named after their most important player, Antoon ‘Rat’ Verlegh and have won one national title in 1921 and one cup in 1973.
Also set for an exit and headed for Belgium is Warriors striker Nyasha Mushekwi, who has one year left in his contract at Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa. Belgium is home to four Zimbabweans-Vusa Nyoni, Honour Gombami, Ovidy Karuru and Cephas Chimedza.