Baxter happy as Musona finally out of the woods

Knowledge Musona’s first league goal for defending champions Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend left coach Stuart Baxter convinced that the Zimbabwean would star for the side this season.

Off the woods - Musona
Off the woods – Musona

Musona made a great impact for the Naturena giants before he left for the German Bundesliga and more was expected from the Warriors’ regular goal getter when he returned to Chiefs early this season.

Having scored on debut in the Gauteng Premier Cup, Musona had failed to find the net in three league games, when he finally struck as the side cruised to a 2-0 win over Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

This left Baxter, who has always defended his chief striker, convinced that the “Smiling Assassin” would be one to win more games for the Amakhosi.

“Knowledge has been looking sharper in training,” Baxter said recently.”He scored a goal for us in a friendly game against Black Aces. He went away and scored with the (Zimbabwe) national team and he scored in training. That performance at the weekend was as a result of that, so he looks as though he has landed.” Musona, a target for tight monitoring and crude tackles from opposition defenders, has created at least three penalties for the side since the start of the season, making him one of the key players in the Chiefs side again in his return season.

The Warriors striker got out of the woods in the 37th minute, with rebound success, after winger Siphiwe Tshabalala saw his deflected shot come off the post, but Musona was on hand to finish it off. George Lebese scored the second goal.

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