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Musona announces retirement from international football

Knowledge Musona

Zimbabwean forward and former Kaizer Chiefs star Knowledge Musona has announced his retirement from international football.

Musona scored 28 goals in 69 appearances for the Amakhosi and won the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot Award in the 2010/11 season.

The 31-year-old also had stints overseas in Germany, Belgium and Saudi Arabia and ends a stellar international career with 28 goals from 51 matches - more than a goal every second game.

"It is with a heavy heart that I officially announce my retirement from national duty with our beloved national football team, the Warriors. It's a decision that I did not take lightly after representing our beloved country for 12 years, starting with my first appearance on March 3, 2010, in a game against South Africa," said Musona.

"My time with the Warriors has been an incredible and rewarding journey that I am thankful to have the opportunity to undertake, one that I only dreamt of achieving early in my professional career. I cherish every moment that I spent as a member of the team."

Musona says the decision came about so that he can focus more on his club football with Saudi outfit Al-Tai, where is currently plying his trade.

"I am retiring to concentrate on my career at the club 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," he added.