Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS and Golden Arrows striker Knox Mutizwa delivered a stunning performance against Bloemfontein Celtic, scoring a brace in their 2-1 win in the Nedbank Cup Challenge quarter finals.
The former Highlanders star came from the bench to score in the 70th and 91st minutes, a performance that earned him the man of the man of the match award.
Mutizwa’s fine form comes at a time the Zimbabwe senior men’s national team have qualified for the 2019 Afcon finals to be hosted by Egypt in June.
Warriors captain Knowledge Musona has even challenged his boys to do well at their clubs ahead of the Afcon showdown.
Mutizwa spoke to H-Metro about his performance.
“My performance l must give credit to my teammates, we played good football in the first half but we didn’t manage to get a goal. But luckily l was introduced and I managed to a get a goal for my team.
“I am happy that l scored and we won that game. My job is to score and assist and it feels great that l have been doing that.
“I am happy that l came from the international break with goals,” he said.
Mutizwa netted his second, scoring direct from a free kick.
“In training I always practice such kind of free kicks in that area and the coach, (Steve Komphela) every time when it comes to that area he always says Knox you can kick it.
“If you go back to our game against Bloemfontein l scored a similar free kick.
“I pray that l find myself on target often and be able to score more goals for my team,” he said.
The Warriors striker has vowed to work hard for his team and help in achieving the team’s targets.
“My goal is to continue working hard here and get to learn more.
“I pray to score more for the team and l hope that I will do what’s expected of me as a player,” he said.
Meanwhile, another Zimbabwean player Terrence Dzvukamanja also scored a brace for his side Bidvest Wits in a 4-4 thriller against Chippa despite losing 5-3 on penalties.