Musona’s future at Anderlecht remains uncertain
WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona, who is still in the country on holiday, faces an uncertain future at Belgian giants Anderlecht FC.
The club has appointed former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany as its new player-manager.
This week, the Belgian giants entered the third week of their pre-season training under their new manager.
Reports from Belgium indicated that Kompany is battling to trim his bloated squad as they also welcome back 10 players from loan deals while they have also been involved in the transfer market.
has already taken steps to surround himself with familiar faces at Anderlecht, bringing in Manchester City’s former head of academy coaching Simon Davies as his assistant manager and appointing former City team-mate Craig Bellamy as Under-21s manager.
He has also brought in ex-Manchester City teammate Samir Nasri and 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Michel Vlap. They are also expected to announce the arrival of Manchester City defender Phillipe Sandler on a loan deal. Kompany’s return to Anderlecht was widely believed to help usher hope for Musona and other fringe players, but the former defender finds himself in a difficult position as he has to make some tough decisions on his oversized squad.
Belgian media reports that: “Vincent Kompany faces a difficult assignment, slimming down a selection of more than 30 players. That decision is not easy and can be concluded from the fact that it has been delayed. Adrien Trebel and Kara Mbodj already know where they stand, the rest still have to be patient.
“There is little chance that RSC Anderlecht will go to Portugal and the Netherlands with all players (on pre-season tours), so perhaps some conclusions can be drawn from that.
“Even that doesn’t give guarantees, because the internationals will be coming back next week. Only then will the board decide on who stays and who can leave.
“On Wednesday, the Purple & White are still practicing against OFI Crete, the last game to make the final decisions,” reported the Belgian media.
Musona, who has been scoring for fun in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, suffered a sudden loss of form at the tournament including what was termed a miss of the tournament against Uganda.