Chiefs keen to keep Musona

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KNOWLEDGE Musona is likely to remain in South Africa for the foreseeable future after Kaizer Chiefs opened talks with his German club Hoffeinheim for an extension to the Zimbabwe international’s loan period.

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Musona signed a five-year deal at the German side, but was loaned to Augsburg before his return to the Absa Premiership last August. Now Chiefs want to keep him at the club and have already registered him for the Caf Champions League which begins this weekend.

Musona will be making his debut in the competition and showed his sharpness on Friday night as Chiefs beat Moroka Swallows in the Soweto Derby 2-0 to open a 10-point lead at the stop of the standings. Fellow Zimbabwean international Kingston Nkhatha had scored in the third minute.

“Negotiations are going on,” Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung told Kick Off yesterday. “We have an option of either buying him out of the contract or extending his current loan because we still need him.”

At Bloemfontein Celtic, Rodreck Mutuma has made the bench his own. Again, he was in the final 18, but did not play a part at Celtic beat Free State Stars 2-0. It has been tough for the former Dynamos striker and perhaps he needs to retrace his steps to Harare or find another team to rediscover his form.

Mutuma shares his misery with Vusa Nyoni. The former Highlanders midfielder could only make the final 18 at bottom-placed Mons in the Belgian Jupiler League as they fell 2-1 to Club Brugge. Mons have 13 points and are destined for the second division.

Still in the Jupiler League, Ovidy Karuru is slowly getting the game time he has yearned for for a long time. After finally returning to OH Leuven last week, the former Gunners man returned on Sunday to play 18 minutes as his side fell 2-0 to Gent to remain in 14th place.

While Nyasha Mushekwi was not on target at KV Oostende, he played the full match as his side edged Sporting Charleroi away from home to move into 10th position and way from the relegation zone.

Tando Velaphi, the Zimbabwean goalkeeper at Melbourne Heart in Australia, might have to spend the whole season on the bench as he did not play again as his side beat Sydney 1-0 on Saturday. They remain in bottom place with 12 points from 17 matches.

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  1. Musona that guy I think he is dull somehow. Still wants to hang on at chiefs with a Germany contract. What kind of material does the ABSA premiership have? We all saw at CHAN Bafana lost to Naija dismally and warriors held fort a man down. I wish the warriors coach wont waste our support with such mediocrity like Musona and his Mzansi based compatriots. Its so sad we call them foreign based when they leave a competitive league to play in a kindergaten with money. No wonder why the warriors have always been failing. Please lets focus somewhere in selection. Ari pa bench ku Belgium ari nani. I am angry.

  2. Its definately true Eddy our squad needs foreign based players frm a competitive league in Europe not frm a rich but amateur league.Like what you say its better to take someone who warm the bench in Europe than to call a regular player in SA.I would like the reigning coach to put first preference to those who are based in Europe,so as to encourage those who are still playing local football to aim higher and i think this will help to improve our football

  3. Edie and King u spot on. Jus bn trying to recall the last time our Castle Premier team lost to an ABSA ps team. I dnt remember. Mayb i missd that 1,, bt we always beat them. They r rich bt dull

  4. thank you guys yu made us proud but I think with due respect the coach should keep about 90 percent of the team only change a few reinforce our strike force and midfield please don’t temper with our defence it was the best ever

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