PAUL Gundani has commended the resurgence of stars Knowledge Musona, Khama Billiat and Denvar Mukamba as the country looks to emerge from international football wilderness
Musona is living his dream of playing in Europe to good effect, and recently scored his fourth goal in five matches for Belgian top-flight outfit KV Oostende.
Billiat has overcome his own injury woes to emerge as a key performer in Mamelodi Sundowns’ customary late-season title charge.
Zimbabwe’s 2012 player of the year Mukamba meanwhile, is beginning to show flashes of his old brilliance, complete with the sort of audacity that saw him score directly from the corner flag for University of Pretoria on Sunday.
Inevitably, Warriors legend Gundani is impressed: “Those young players have been doing very well. I follow them a lot and I must say they have been doing us proud.”
“It is good to see them prove their quality and showing they are ready to take their careers to the next level. It is good for the national team to have such young players doing so well,” Gundani told Goal last week.
How things have changed. Only a year ago, the future looked anything but exciting for all three. Musona and Billiat were incapacitated by injuries, while Mukamba was barely recognisable as he endured a miserable spell at Bidvest Wits.
Today, all are fit and looking well-placed to spearhead Zimbabwe’s revival on the international stage.
Zimbabwe can rebuild around Musona, Billiat and Mukamba … Paul Gundani