MILLION dollar man!
FORMER Highlanders forward Knox Mutizwa revealed on Wednesday that his permanent move to Golden Arrows from Bidvest Wits was worth it and he will soon buy a house and establish a “small business” as a way of preparing for his life after football.
The player joined Bidvest Wits from Bosso at the end of 2015 on a four-year contract.
A couple of weeks ago, Mutizwa had re-joined Arrows for another loan spell but the two clubs finally agreed on a permanent move after the 25-year-old showed glimpses of brilliance during the second half of the 2016/2017 season with Arrows, scoring five goals in 14 league appearances for the KwaZulu Natal outfit.
As if that was not enough, the footie star, who won the Zimbabwe’s 2015 Golden Boot Award after he scored 14 goals from 17 starts in Highlanders colours, had some stellar performances for the Warriors at the Cosafa Cup and he was consequently was named Player of the Tournament.
“I’m glad it’s no more loans for me. I think being loaned out at sometime killed my confidence. God has answered my prayers as I have been permanently bought by Arrows from Wits. While I cannot disclose the exact monetary figures of the deal, I must say I will soon buy a house and open a small business. I will need to invest the money wisely,” said an elated Mutizwa in a telephone interview from Durban, South Africa.
A well placed source told B Metro Sport that the deal was worth between R1,5 million and R2 million.
With strikers such as James Keene, Gabadinho Mhango and Eleazor Rodgers to compete with at Wits, joining
Arrows on a permanent basis was the best option for Mutizwa. He knows how the team plays and he understands what coach Clinton Larsen wants from him as a target man.
The move reunites the former Highlanders gunman with fellow compatriots Kudakwashe Mahachi and Danny Phiri.