Tuesday, 29 June 2021 20:34

Staff Reporter.

@Prosport.

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona has cut his ties with European football after swapping Belgian side Anderlecht for Saudi Arabia club Al-Tai FC.

Belgian giants Anderlecht have confirmed that Musona, 31, has left the club ahead of the 2021/22 season in order to sign with newly-promoted Saudi Professional League outfit Al-Tai. 

"Knowledge Musona will play for Al-Tai FC next season," Anderlecht announced on their website on Monday evening.

"Musona came over from Oostende in 2019. The last year and a half he was loaned to KAS Eupen, where he played 33 games and scored 9 times. Now he moves to Al-Tai FC, which just got promoted [from] the MBS League in Saudi Arabia.

"Sporting wishes Knowledge all the best for the rest of his career. Good luck, Knowledge."

The Zimbabwe star's move to the Middle East puts an end to rumours that he could return to South Africa next season, where Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and his former club Chiefs were all believed to have been interested in his services.

He has had two spells with the Soweto side, either side of a transfer to German outfit 1899 Hoffenheim.

In his first spell with Chiefs, between 2009 and 2011, he netted 19 goals in 49 matches. He returned for a short loan spell in the 2013/14 campaign and scored eight goals in 19 matches for the Glamour Boys.

After that he enjoyed his most successful spell in Europe: between 2015 and 2018 he scored 35 goals in 105 matches for Belgian side Oostende.