Amakhosi coach Knowledge Musona explains why the club has decided not to keep the popular forward
Despite requiring time to get back to full match fitness and get used to the Premier Soccer League, Musona proved his worth with 16 goals in 25 matches.
However Kaizer Chiefs decided not to extend his loan spell as coach Stuart Baxter wants players who are dedicated to the club.
“I do think it is important that we have players like 'Yeye' (Reneilwe Letsholonyane) who want to be at Kaizer Chiefs and who are black and gold all the way through, so I think that’s important and if somewhere in the deal, there is no commitment, then I think that’s also something the club should take into account,” Baxter told the media.
Musona was more interested to return to Europe, even though he was struggling to find a club and it seemed that the Glamour Boys were in pole position to retain his services. Ultimately, Chiefs concluded that the Zimbabwe international is too expensive for them.
“All coaches, together with their clubs, all work within a budget. When we are talking about the Knowledge deal not happening at the time when we wanted it to happen, and it drags on and becomes expensive, then you have to ask yourself is this good business?" asked Baxter.
"Now, we would have loved to bring back Knowledge because he settled in last year, and he became a very important member of the squad, but you have to ask yourself somewhere along the line is this good business?"
"So I just accept whatever the decision the club has made. If they tell me that this would put strain on our budget to a degree that we don’t think we can do it then I accept that,” concluded the coach.