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Musona struggles in Germany


IT never rains, but pours for Warriors striker Knowledge Musona in the German Bundesliga.

Report by Henry Mhara

His Augsburg team lost 3-1 at home to defending champions Borussia Dortmund. They remained trapped at the bottom of the log.

After starting in five previous matches, Musona was on the bench against Dortmund and only joined the fray with 30 minutes remaining.

After the Zimbabwean strikers’ scoring prowess illuminated foreign leagues during the midweek, it was a sad story of bareness for them over the past weekend.

Of all Zimbabwean players in top-flight leagues abroad, not a single one managed to find the net.

Malajila, who has been in terrific form of late scoring five goals to top his club’s scoring charts was, as usual, on the starting line-up for Maritzburg on Saturday, as they collected maximum points away to Golden Arrows.

His fellow countryman Terrance Mandaza came in as a 65th-minute substitute for the Pietermaritzburg side.

Following his brilliant goal on Wednesday night, Orlando Pirates’ Takesure Chinyama was rewarded with another starting berth on Saturday.

However, the big striker could only last 68 minutes before making way for Zambian Collin Mbesuma, as the Soweto giants downed Free State Stars 1-0.

Nkhata could not even make it to the starting line-up for the victorious Kaizer Chiefs who beat SuperSport 2-1 to remain on top of the Absa log standings.

The former Black Leopards man only came in with five minutes remaining while Willard Katsande played the full match. Defender Lincoln Zvasiya was brought in on the 90th minute while Matthew Rusike was an unused substitute for Chiefs.

Khama Billiat is another attacking player who has lost his scoring touch for Ajax Cape Town of late.

The winger was in the starting line-up as his fourth-from-the-bottom team fell 1-0 to Black Leopards.

Tafadzwa Rusike did not make the final squad for Ajax. Abbasi Amidu did not play for Leopards.

Another attacking player Ovidy Karuru came in as a 77th-minute substitute for his side OH Leuven when they drew 0-0 at home to Kortrijk in the Belgian league.

Still in Belgium, Vusa Nyoni’s Beerschot recorded their first win in seven matches.

Their 3-1 win over Lierse on Saturday came on the back of six consecutive losses and a draw.

Nyoni played the whole match for his side, three places above the relegation cutoff point.

In Denmark, Quincy Antipas’ Brondby team moved from the basement of the log for the first time this season after beating Silkeborg 2-1. The former Motor Action winger did not take part in the match.

Onismor Bhasera’s Plymouth Argyle surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Gillingham.

Bhasera played the whole match for his battling side who are on just three places from the relegation zone in the English third tier league.

Tinashe Nengomasha returned from his suspension and was, just like his compatriot Thomas Sweswe, in the starting line-up for Bidvest when they lost 2-1 to Platinum Stars – having taken a halftime lead.

Washington Arubi was once again in goal for Pretoria University as they drew 1-1 against Nyasha Mushekwi’s Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former Dynamos goalie played the whole match while Mushekwi came in as a 70th minute substitute.

Ramson Zhuwawo and Mkhokheli Dube were unused subs for AmaZulu as the team fell 1-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic.

Archford Gutu’s Kalmar FF finished the season on 10th position in the Swedish league after losing their last two matches.

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