Knowledge Musona

Warriors star recovers, set for action

Raymond Jaravaza
WARRIORS striker Knowledge Musona — who was hit by chickenpox a week ago — has been cleared to play for his team Sporting Lokeren over the weekend.

According to Belgian reports, Musona had been given time off by his club to recover from the disease.

The ailment forced the Warriors captain out of Sporting Lokeren action for two games.

Sporting Lokeren — relegation candidates in the Belgian First Division A League — face Antwerp on Saturday.

Life for Musona in Belgium took a turn for the worst earlier this year when he was loaned out by giants Anderlecht to the relegation threatened Sporting Lokeren until the end of the season.

He remains an Anderlecht player until 2022.

Musona had been reduced to a bit part player at Anderlecht, having failed to replicate the blistering form he enjoyed during his stay at KV Oostende, where he had scored 41 times in 141 games.

So frustrated was Musona with lack of playing opportunities at his parent club that he turned to popular televangelist TB Joshua, seeking divine intervention over his faltering career, blamed on a nagging knee injury.

Musona’s recovery from chickenpox and possible inclusion in his current team could be good news to Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa, who wants his man to get the much-needed game time at club level ahead of Zimbabwe’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)’s decisive qualifier against Congo Brazzaville in March.

He has been the team’s talisman in the campaign, where the Warriors require at least a point in the home match in Harare to book a ticket to the Afcon finals set for Egypt in June.