Knowledge Musona’s decision to join Saudi Arabia Pro League club Al-Tai instead of returning to the comforts of the PSL at Kaizer Chiefs was about securing his future.
This is according to Musona’s countryman and former Chiefs teammate Thomas ‘Rambo’ Sweswe.
In moving to the newly promoted Al-Tai, the 31-year-old striker will remain in the same financial bracket that he was on at Belgian giants Anderlecht.
Musona has spent the last seven years in Europe, since his last loan spell from TSG Hoffenheim to Amakhosi for the 2013/14 season.
“I think going to Saudi Arabia is a good move in terms of monetary value,” Sweswe tells KickOff.com.
“I think he had stayed long enough in Europe and this was another chance for him to pursue other challenges in life, and try football somewhere else because you never know what will happen next.
“In Saudi Arabia it is all about money and, because of his age, it is okay to go there. He is now 31, so going to Saudi Arabia will make his life easier after football.
“Players struggle after football because they don’t have things to fall on after their playing days, so going to Saudi Arabia will be good for him in terms of security for his future.”
Now retired, Sweswe arrived at Chiefs at the same time as a then fresh faced Musona and Zhaimu Jambo, at the beginning of the 2009/10 campaign.
Musona went on to explode on the domestic scene before leaving for German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, where he found Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino as competition.
“Musona remains a top-quality talent. I think his career has progressed in such a way that everyone must appreciate, considering that he has also transformed himself from Zimbabwe to South Africa then to the Germany Bundesilga, and then to Belgium,” adds the 39-year-old.
“I think he has progressed very well. The boy is a top talent and has been the most successful captain of Zimbabwe. As everyone can see, he is still hungry for more success as he still wants to play for Zimbabwe and score the goals and be the best. I just wish him all the best in achieving what he has always wanted to achieve in life.”