Best Foreign Striker – Musona (No. 3)

Premiership

Vitinho (No. 30) - Pepe (No. 29) Nechironga (No. 28) - Brockie (No. 27) - A Ndlovu (No. 26) - Niang (No. 25) - Amougou (No. 24) - Nkhatha (No. 23) - Mamale (No. 22) Laffor (No. 21) - Tualibudine (No. 20) - Malajila (No. 19) - Chamanga (No. 18) - Ithier (No. 17) - Gorowa (No. 16) - Mrewa (No.15) -Katongo (No. 14) - Mushekwi (No. 13) - P Ndlovu (No. 12) - Mushangazhike (No. 11) - Torrealba (No. 10) Ngaduane (No. 9) - Kanyenda (No. 8) - Lota (No 7) - Collins Mbesuma (No 6) - Benjani Mwaruwari (No 5) - Raphael Chukwu (No 4)

 

3 – Knowledge Musona

When Musona arrived at Naturena as a teenager during the winter of 2009, he appeared more like a frowzy kid which ignited unpleasant jokes that he had been offered to Kaizer Chiefs as an ‘extra’ in a ‘buy one, get two free’ scheme at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic troubles.

However, the moment he started playing the jokes disappeared. After two years and 28 goals in 49 matches, the PSL stage had become too small a platform for ‘Jojola’, with a move to the German Bundesliga following.

They had nicknamed him the ‘Silent Assassin’ by the time he left as the League’s top goalscorer after hitting 20 in all competitions in the 2010/11 season, standing out as the best striker in the PSL by far.

At 1899 TSG Hoffeinhem his career didn’t progress the way he had anticipated, especially after the coach that had brought him in was fired. He was eventually loaned out to another Bundesliga club, Augsburg, where his fortunes improved only slightly.

A loan back to Chiefs followed and upon his return he excelled, scoring 16 goals in 25 matches to finish as the club’s top goalscorer.

Though he is now 25, Musona still carries that hushed teenage smile and is still as reserved as ever.

When he emerged he was touted as being the next ‘Peter Ndlovu’, and while he hasn’t really lived up to that heavy billing, he is still a shining star and is still as likeable and popular as ever in South Africa, especially with the Amakhosi followers.

It is understandable why Chiefs fans still love Musona. He scored on his full debut and had plenty other memorable strikes – that overhead-kick against Mpumalanga Black Aces was special – and the goals in the Soweto Derby will always be of sentimental value to Amakhosi. 

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