Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Check Out Our Chat With Knox Mutizwa After His Remarkable 50-Games Achievement At Golden Arrows!


Playing as much games as possible for the team is something every player thrives for, and reaching half a century league games playing for one club is every player's dream. Zimbabwe Warriors and Golden Arrows forward Knox Mutizwa recently reached a 50-game mark at Abafana Bes'thende to become third foreign player in the current squad to reach such a remarkable milestone after Namibian goalie Maximilian Mbaeva who is on 73 league games and Malawian defender Limbikani Mzava who is also on 73 games for Golden Arrows.

The 25-year-old former Highlanders striker, joined Abafana Bes'thende in 2016/17 season on loan from Bidvest Wits before sealing a permanent move in August 2017. He made his debut against Orlando Pirates after coming on in the 85th minutes to score the winning goal in Arrows' 2-1 win in May 2017, since then the Zimbabwean has become one of the best forwards at the club.

In honoring his remarkable achievement, soca263 took time to chat to the forward whose overhead kick goal against Maritzburg United at the beginning of the season was recently crowned Absa premiership goal of the month of August.

Soca263:  Congrats bro 'Mjomani' you reached your 50th league appearances for Golden Arrows in your previous league fixture away to Cape Town City, how is the feeling and what is it mean for you?

KM: Thank you bro, it is a good feeling and it means a lot to me because you know, not every player can manage to play 50 games in a short time like i did.

Soca263: From the 50 games that you have played so far for Abafana Bes'thende, which game stands out for you and the one that you need to forget about?

KM: I think the game against Orlando Pirates (in 2016/17 season) when i scored in the last minute of the game to help Arrows move up to top 8 position on the log- that was my special game. And i can say the game against Bidvest Wits (last season ) when i missed a penalty was my worst.

Soca263: Who was your role model, the player you looked up to when you were growing up?

KM: Peter Ndlovu, he was a special player for Zimbabwe Warriors, i used to watch most of his games when he play for the national team because that's where i had chance to watch him.

Soca263: Which football team, do you grew up supporting- both local and abroad?

KM: Highlanders  (Zimbabwe) and Manchester United (England)

Soca263: Besides the striking position that we know you of, which other positions have you tried and which do you prefer?

KM: I tried goalkeeping Lol! but i was not that good so i stuck to striking position.

Soca263: You've scored a total of 14 league goals in your 50 appearances so far for Golden Arrows, which goal is your favorite?

KM: My recent Overhead kick against Maritzburg United stands out for me.

Soca263: Do you have a certain diet that you practice while training or during season?

KM: No, I don't practice any special diet- I eat normal

Soca263: Are you married?

KM: Yes, I am married with two kids a boy and a girl.

Soca263: Who is your best friend?

KM: I have many friends, but i would say my wife is my best friend now.

Soca263: You've Divine Lunga and Danny Phiri at Golden Arrows, what is the advantage of having your countrymen in the same team, if there is any?

KM: Yah there is a huge advantage because if one is not doing well, we sit and talk to each other and try to correct our mistakes.

Soca263:You once played alongside Kudakwashe Mahachi at Golden Arrows, how was your relationship with him, do you miss him and has his departure affected the team in any way?

KM: Yah off-course i miss him because we were very close and his departure affected our play in a big way because when he was here we used to plan everything around him.

Soca263: Do you have a special routine or superstition before you play a big game?

KM: Yah, every game i pray.

Soca263: Your Coach Clinton Larsen is one of the longest serving coaches in the Absa premier league, what do you think is his best qualities as coach?

KM: He is very humble and knows the qualities of each individual player in the team, so he will tell you to play according to your quality and that brings the best out of a player.

Soca263: What do you do on your Off-time. Whats your favorite pastime?

KM: In Durban i take my family to Shaka Marine, there is a lot of fun games there and sometimes we go watch movies.

Soca263: If Arrows were to go on market for a Zimbabwean player, which position would you advise them to cover up?

KM: Center-Back, I know a lot of Zim players when they come this side, they work their socks off.

Soca263: Are you close to you Golden Arrows teammates, who do you spend time with the most?

KM: Am close to Divine Lunga and Danny Phiri, they are my homeboys, we are always together.

Soca263: Where do you see Knox Mutizwa in the near future, what's your ambitions?

KM: I always pray to play in Europe one day and if i work hard and score goals for both my team and country that dream can be achieved.

Soca263: Who is your most difficult opponent in the league?

KM: For now i don't have any difficult opponent

Soca263: And lastly, your advise to Zimbabwe youngsters wishing to follow in your footsteps?

KM: They must keep working hard even if they are playing regular in their teams, they must keep working hard because you never know when good comes your way.

Soca263: Thank you so much bro Mjomani for your precious time?

KM: Always a pleasure my brother



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