Why Musona Return To SA Was Tricky
With Knowledge Musona ending speculation about a reunion with Kaizer Chiefs, his agent told iDiski Times why a return to South Africa was always going to be tricky.
The 31-year-old left Anderlecht to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Tai this week, his Belgium side confirmed.
He had been linked with a move to Amakhosi, where he starred during the early days of his career, but his agent Mike Makaab told iDiski Times writer David Kappel that money will play a huge role in Musona’s decision about his next career move.
“You know, one can never say never. We haven’t held any formal discussions with any football clubs in South Africa,” Makaab said in an interview, which took place before his move to Al-Tai FC was confirmed.
“You must know Knowledge is well paid, is highly paid. And rightly so, he’s paid his dues. And and I’m not saying that is the most important thing, but one of the most important considerations for a player now that is probably coming to one of the last block of contracts or last segments of contracts.
“It’s important, you know, this is not a young player trying to build his career. This is an established professional who’s really served the game incredibly well with great professionalism, has captained his country. And he deserves to be fairly remunerated.”
Musona was reported to earn $1 million (R13.8 million) per year at Anderlecht and it was questionable whether any side in South Africa would’ve been able to afford those amounts.
To read the full interview with Makaab, who also chats about Sipho Mbule’s links to Kaizer Chiefs, Rivaldo Coetzee’s dream of moving overseas and Liverpool left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas, buy this week’s edition of iDiski Times – available in English and Zulu.