Musona could be on the move


Belgian side KAS Eupen have confirmed they will not be extending former Kaizer Chiefs forward Knowledge Musona’s loan deal owing to financial constraints.

The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international returns to his parent club, Anderlecht, after enjoying two successful loan stints at KAS Eupen.

Musona rose to become one of Eupen’s key players in the just-ended season and there were hopes that the club would sign him permanently.

KAS Eupen general director Christoph Henkel cast doubt on Musona’s return.

“We will certainly also have to expect departures for economic reasons. The players, who were here on loan and at the end of the contract will leave,” revealed Henkel in an interview with the Belgian newspaper La Meuse.

“They were told that they did not need to show up when training resumed, when they will only have two weeks of contracts left …”

The departure of head coach Benat San Jose, who transformed the Zimbabwe international into a deeper midfield role, further complicates his case.

Hankel added that the club was bracing for tough times ahead due to a 20% reduction of their budget by their Qatari-based partners Aspire Academy.

Musona has previously indicated his desire to stay at the Pandas beyond his loan deal. The Warriors captain has a year left on his deal with Anderlecht.

The Belgian football website voetbal24 revealed on Friday that Anderlecht would look to ship several players including Musona.

Zakaria Bakkalis and Aristote Nkakas are two other players linked with an exit from the club.

Despite being deemed surplus to requirements by the Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany, Musona remains one of the highest paid players at the Brussels club, earning over US$1 million annually.

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By FARPost Reporter

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