The only criticism that has been targeted at Knowledge Musona’s move to Al Tai is whether the Zimbabwean will remain playing at a high level considering the standard of football in Saudi Arabia.
At 31, it is obvious Musona could be winding down the curtain on his fine career, but however he is still an integral part of the Warriors team set up for at least the next couple years- injuries aside, hence the need to maintain top form.
Saudi Arabia football is believed to be low in standards due to its uncompetitive nature.
The league do not have the challenge of playing better teams hence the deminishing of quality.
Only few teams have dominated the Saudi Arabia football in the past, with Al Hilal claiming the most success in the kingdom with 17 titles, while the runner-up is Al-Ittihad of Jeddah with eight titles.
But with the injection of money into the league by rich Saudi club owners- who now have a total market value of almost €300 million for the 16 clubs in the top flight league, the football standards could soon change for the better as the money keeps attracting more talented players onto their shores.
Former Warriors and Orlando Pirates hitman Tendai Ndoro who had a brief stint at Al Faisal in Saudi Arabia before unceremoniously leaving the club due to ‘personal issues’ hit back at those critics and welcomes Musona’s move as the right choice.
In Football there is no bad move, this move has so many reasons behind,” said Ndoro speaking to soca263
“Skipper is nolonger a young man who wants to play for fame. He did play in top leagues in Europe and he has done and still doing a lot in our national team.
“Now this move is about him and his family to add some extra cash in their home, at the end of the day family needs to eat.
Some Saudi teams pays more than Europe, he will enjoy football there and he will make good money.”
“Am glad he made this move, football first then money will follow, loyalt doesnt pay in football, “said Ndoro
Musona joined the Saudi Arabian league after a ten year career in Europe where he featured prominantly for KV Oostend and made 112 appearances, scoring 41 goals and providing 19 assists across all competitions.