Knowledge Musona is a brilliant football player who is probably the best in Zimbabwea colours since Peter Ndlovu.
He scores goals consistently for the team which is what you need from your striker.
Recently ZIFA CEO Jonathan Mashingaidze insinuated that Musona was colluding with the dirty Asiagate people, by under-performing in national team matches.
Musona got upset and decided he wasn’t going to play for the national team unless ZIFA apologised to him. ZIFA showed no interest in apologising and then the next round of matches was suddenly upon us with Zimbabwe in a crucial fixture against Angola. Coach Rahman Gumbo called him up and it wasn’t until it was too late that Musona then said he was available.
ZIFA it is said did poorly at communicating with Musona’s team. ZIFA in reality have always done poorly at these things but it has never been an issue until now. We know that the mother body is circus which inherits its ineptitude from the even worse world governing body FIFA. That is not new and is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Could Musona have come anyway? Absolutely. Did he genuinely want to come? Maybe at the last minute. That he chose to hold the country at ransom in the first place was pretty silly. He is a brilliant player and his absence on Sunday will be felt.
However, he and ZIFA need to grow up and keep it moving. Musona needs to realise that playing for Zimbabwe is an honour and instead of removing his commitment he should be doubling it. As for ZIFA, they just need to get their act together and focus on their job.