Musona calls it a day

2012-07-04 17:09

Johannesburg - Former Kaizer Chiefs striker, Knowledge Musona, has sensationally quit international football, following the match-fixing allegations levelled against him by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).

The TSG Hoffenheim striker, who is on loan at Augsburg, said he would not be available for selection, for Zimbabwe’s Warriors, until Zifa publicly apologised for the accusations.

The 22-year-old was accused of fixing Soccer World Cup qualifiers against Guinea and Mozambique, after missing a glut of chances in the matches Zimbabwe failed to win.

“Our client has instructed us to advise your good office that he shall not be available for selection for duty with the Warriors’ pending ‘investigations’, which apparently have not commenced to date (since he has not been interviewed),” wrote Musona’s lawyers to Zifa.

“In the event that our client is cleared by any investigation(s), he would only be available for national duty on the following conditions:

a) That your good office proffers an unequivocal apology and ensures that such apology is given equal or better prominence by the media; and
b) That your good office communicates in writing with FIFA confirming our client’s clearance and furnish us with a copy of such communication,” added the lawyer.
Musona ,along with former Chiefs team-mates Thomas Sweswe and Zhaimu Jambo, were allegedly spotted with the former Zifa chief executive officer, who is said to be the mastermind behind the Asiagate match-fixing scandal that has rocked Zimbabwean football.

Apart from World Cup qualifiers, Musona has been instrumental in the Warriors’ African Cup of Nations bid, having netted all of Zimbabwe’s goals.

Soccer Laduma

  • magomarele - 2012-07-04 17:36

    He did that whilst still playing for Chiefs. That's where he learned the tricks. I've witnessed countless dubious decisions over the years wherein Chiefs was always involved as a convenient beneficiary. Underhand tactics always at play in Naturena.

      cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-07-05 10:56

      we r of the same mind buddy

  • enock.masvinu - 2012-07-04 17:45

    if he wanted to be involved in this scandal why he score at Burundi its only Zifa which has got politics and their coaches is under educated dont blame a play if he fails to score so does Drobga having bribe on Africa cup of Nations when he failed to score a penalty leave that young player guys

  • zwelakhegeorge.myeza - 2012-07-04 23:28

    With no tangible evidence, Zifa must have forgotten about allegations and left the young player to enjoy his football. Unfortunately Musona has decided not to involve himself in international football, tough for Zimbabwe for they are loosing one of their strong players in Musona.

  • nomatter.mutusva - 2012-07-05 09:47

    After the alleged match fixing he scored a priceless and only goal vs Burundi that allowed Zimbabwe to qualify for the next round of the Africa Cup of nations.

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