WARRIORS striker Knox Mutizwa is proving that he did not join South Africa Absa Premiership side Golden Arrows to be a serial bench warmer after clocking 50 caps since joining them last year.
When some of his compatriots are failing to command regular starting places with their respective teams across the Limpopo, Mutizwa — a former Highlanders striker — is revelling in his new found role as the “Golden Arrows gunman”.
He joined the Durban side in January last year from Bidvest Wits.
Golden Arrows chairman Mato Madlala says the gamble to bring Mutizwa to Durban from Johannesburg is proving to be a good move both in business and on the pitch.
“Players of his calibre don’t come cheap so we had to make a decision to either bring him down to Durban from Bidvest Wits or opt for an experienced striker and it’s good that he playing good football and helping the team win games,” said Madlala.
On 24 October Mutizwa played his 50th game in Golden Arrows colours against Free State Stars and the teams shared the spoils on a one all score line.
The following day he was presented with a picture frame of photos of himself in action for the team at the club’s training ground outside the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Golden Arrows are sitting on 9th position with 12 points from 11 games.
His good run for Golden Arrows has not gone unnoticed as he is now one of the first players on Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa’s list for senior national team call ups.