Winless weekend for Zimbabwe’s foreign-based players
IT was a winless weekend for most Zimbabwean players playing their trade in Europe, with only Knowledge Musona and Costa Nhamoinesu’s Belgian and Czech Republic sides registering wins.
All enjoyed game time except former Harare City winger Silas Songani, who was not even on the bench when his Denmark Superliga outfit Sonderjyske was walloped 0-4 by Brondy.
Musona was on target in the Jupiler League as KV Oostende beat Mouscron Peruwelz 2-1.
The Warriors’ hitman scored a 73rd minute penalty to open the scoring for his side, with Adam Marusic hitting the winner seven minutes from fulltime.
In the Czech Liga, former AmaZulu strongman Nhamoinesu played the whole 90 minutes as Sparta Praha collected maximum points in a 2-0 away win against Bohemians 1905.
Bantu Rovers’ junior product Marvelous Nakamba played his second full game for Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie League this season despite losing 1-2 at home to Ado Den Haag. Vitesse had opened their season with a 4-1 away victory against Willem 11, but somehow found the going tough in front of their supporters.
In Sweden, Mathew Rusike was yellow carded in the 22nd minute as his side Helsingborg emerged 1-2 losers to AIK.
Rusike’s fellow countryman in Sweden, former Harare City winger Tinotenda Kadewere was a second half substitute for his Djurgarden side, which drew 2-2 at home to Eifsborg.
Kadewere came in the 77th minute for Jesper Karlstrom — @skhumoyo2000.