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Knowledge Musona Retires From International Football

Knowledge Musona Retires From International Football

Knowledge Musona has retired from international football to focus on his career at the club level.

Musona, nicknamed “The Smiling Assasin”, issued a statement on Thursday, 19 May announcing his retirement from the Warriors to the nation at large.

The Saudi-based striker said the other reason he is quitting national duty is to give his other teammates and upcoming players the opportunity to represent the Warriors.

Musona also pleaded with football authorities to work together for the good of the game and also to ensure that Zimbabwean footballers have the opportunity to play international football.

Zimbabwe is currently banned from international football. The ban was imposed by FIFA early this year after the Sports and Recreation Commission (ZIFA) suspended the elected ZIFA board.

Pindula News is publishing Musona’s statement in full below:

Dear Zimbabwean Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I officially announce my retirement from national duty with our beloved national football team, the Warriors.

It is a decision that I do not take lightly after representing our beloved country for 12 years, starting with my first appearance on the 3rd of March 2010, in a game versus South Africa.

My time with the Warriors has been an incredible and rewarding journey that I am thankful to have had the opportunity to undertake, one that I only dreamt of achieving early on in my professional career.

I will cherish every moment that I have spent as a member of the team.

I am retiring to concentrate on my career at the club level and to afford my other teammates and rising stars the opportunity to represent our beloved country.

Over the course of my football career with the Warriors, I have been truly blessed in both the low moments and many wonderful highlights.

I will forever look back with great pride on every occasion I represented Zimbabwe having played over 45 games for the team through international friendly matches, Cosafa Cup games, AFCON qualifiers and tournaments, and World Cup Qualifiers.

Mostly, I take immense pride to have captained the team for nearly 5 years.

None of this would have been entirely possible without the support of several instrumental people, whom I wish to thank.

Firstly, and foremost, I would like to thank the Lord Almighty for the love and blessings He showers me with each day of my life.

Secondly, thank you to my wonderful family. I do not have enough words to thank you for your unwavering support and prayers.

You are a priceless gift, greater than anything I can imagine.

For the unending support received from ZIFA and the national team coaches (past and present) who believed in me and offered me the platform to reach my full potential throughout my career and as captain, I will always be grateful.

Looking back over the years that I have proudly represented the Zimbabwe Warriors; I feel fortunate to have played alongside some outstanding players.

A special thank you to all the former captains for helping me develop into the player I am today. To my current teammates, thank you for accepting me as your leader.

Last but not least a massive and heartfelt thank you to all the supporters and fans that have carried me, supported, motivated me through this journey, and been by my side in all the challenges.

My hope, as is for many, is that those charged with the management of our beautiful game and its continuous development across all spheres work together for the greater good of our national team, our international and regional participation, and investment in up-and-coming talent that is abundant in our country.

I look forward to others being afforded the opportunities that I have had to don the colours of the Warriors and successfully represent us on the world stage.

I wish the Warriors all the best in the future as they continue carrying the flame for our country.

I remain available for and close to the Warriors to assist in any capacity where I can.

My Profound Regards,

Knowledge Musona (aka Smiling Assassin)

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40 Comments

moismuc 1 month ago

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THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

Bright ndiwe wega wakapusa ku Pindula comment section since kudara, ka Character kako kanobhowa. Ndimi vanhu vano supporter Manchester Divided, plus you spent everyday kuna MWOS muchipedzwa finance nema race ema doggs. 😂😂😂😈😈😈


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

You destroyed Warriors, you and Khama Billiat. Hamba ungabuyi ndlisi.


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

@Bright unomwa kambwa?

Bright 1 month ago

Ummmm bhora munoketa her imi hee

kelly 1 month ago

great thanx to u captain.stay blessed. if it wasn't our rotten gvt maida package manje eish sorry


Ghetto Yut 1 month ago

its the same as someone retiring from a company that is under liquidation 😂😂😂😂😂


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B. Wembiri 1 month ago

Thank you Knowledge. wakarwa kurwa kwakanaka. Focus on your future.


Rabble 1 month ago

You played and raised Zim flag. You deserve rest.


Mahachi 1 month ago

Ndatorisiyavo ndapisa mwana ini


chidhori 1 month ago

haaaa well done musuno ........bt i hope u invested in something cz mmmm ur fellow former players vakusirirsa muma streets umu ......changosara pavari mateya ebhora chte


Mahachi kuda 1 month ago

Thanks you bro, my captain for the time you spend representing your country as our captain,you are my legend l respect you are my inspiration to my career l really wish to rich that type of your play when it comes to the soccer


Mahachi kuda 1 month ago

Hey achuz mind your own business hey,that's my family matters,bomb clat l'm enjoying my life mind yr problems...

Parasite 1 month ago

Gumbo remwana riripi iwe

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Haa mukomana aipedza bhora, I hope muteam muchauya vamwe vanogona saye


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Haa mukomana aipedza.bhora, I hope muteam muchauya vamwe vanogona saye


dispenser 1 month ago

maiwe manje tichatambirwa Nani mberi kwacho


Vladmir Bostock 1 month ago

Neuyu ka wekurombera gumbo remwana

Baba Gumede 1 month ago

The reason why people do not want musona to retire is because in Zimbabwe we have a poor junior policy , right now we don't even have a good under 23 team in place because of poor policies by people running football in Zimbabwe.


Moses "Bambo" Chunga 1 month ago

I salute you young man for the noble gesture.....you're a true Warrior Knowledge. Retiring is not "Surrendering", neither is it tantamount to " Chickening out, Cowardliness, Fear" or whatever !! Your legacy as a true Warrior is intact and it will remain like that forever - "Heroes die, Legends live forever". Look at some of us, our legacy is celebrated long after our playing days in Warriors colours. Welcome to the club of legends Smiling Assassin. By virtue of the powers vested in me, you're inducted in WARRIORS LEGENDS HALL OF FAME.


ABSA 1 month ago

For 12yrs Musona played for our national team,now we are on 5yr ban by FIFA it's good for him to retire kutambira ma warriors


Deco 1 month ago

takarisiya tichirikudiwako isu agona Nodza thnx chibaba pluz nyika haibhadhare kudarika club inotokupedzer nguva


Moses "Mambo" Chunga 1 month ago

I salute you young man for the noble gesture.....you're a true Warrior Knowledge. Retiring is not "Surrendering", neither is it tantamount to " Chickening out, Cowardliness, Fear" or whatever !! Your legacy as true a Warrior is intact and it will remain like that forever - "Heroes die, Legends live forever". Look at some of us, our legacy is celebrated long after our playing days in Warriors colours. Welcome to the club of legends Smiling Assassin. By virtue of the powers vested in me, you're inducted in WARRIORS LEGENDS HALL OF FAME.


Moses "Bambo" Chunga 1 month ago

Kindly take not of the correction on my name, the error (Mambo) is due to a typing error - it's "Bambo" as you all know. My apologies.

Busymark 1 month ago

Thank you Xcaptain


kalusha 1 month ago

the best worrior of his generation


Asalif 1 month ago

nhambetambe inoregerwa ichapisa closeness to ZIFA you can end your image being tarnished by their scandalous activities from the days of Rushwaya football have never been the same in the country


Asalif 1 month ago

No idea how it's done . Are you more than 45 years old

BabaAsalif 1 month ago

ko ndikuda kuita register papindula ikuramba yakangoisa kasign kanotenderera ndoita sei mwanangu

Asalif 1 month ago

I do online trading so I'm always online ndoswera paphone kkkk😅😅😅🍾🍾🍾🍾

BabaAsalif 1 month ago

mwanangu ukati unoshanda iwe or woswera papindula

The Terraces 1 month ago

Ndozvazvinongoda muhupenyu. Ukaona zvoramba siyira vamwe nekuti pako unenge wapedza.


.. 1 month ago

Akusi kti zvinenge zvaramba next career inoperera kuzvunhu zvsina basa waona manje plus unapota uchiona ma matches akae aanotamba not kumhanya kuhumana

sergio 1 month ago

its a shame our zim football have no replacement coming through the ranks


Bright 1 month ago

Agona asi bcz zifa inouraya ma CV evanhu manje iyoyi ahungati munhu asina ktamba bhora onzi ndiye ave mukuru pabhora munyika azviiti izvozvo chake ktora Mari chte ahazoziva kti vatambi vanodawo something big


ABSA 1 month ago

You had done a good thing Musona 👍👍


cute 1 month ago

kutaura chokwadi team yenyika haiburitse mari ndozvawasiira nt kuti kupa vamwe mukana


BabaAsalif 1 month ago

yah taurai henyu adzimai zvirisei

1 month ago

Ospina 1 month ago

Thank u Knowledge👏👏👏



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