Mutizwa now on 46 goals in 120 starts at Arrows

Fungai Muderere

HE has undoubtedly become the sharpest Golden Arrow!

Former Highlanders forward Knox Mutizwa is enjoying fine form at South Africa’s DStv Premiership side Golden Arrows after he weighed in with a goal when the Durban side beat Marumo Gallants 3-2 in a match played on Wednesday night.

Arrows came from a goal down to claim the victory, inspired by a fine performance from Mutizwa, who also registered two assists and scored what proved to be the decisive strike.

The result ensured Arrows did not suffer a hat-trick of league defeats (after reverses at the hands of Orlando Pirates and Maritzburg United in their last two outings) and moved up to ninth place on the standings, with only goal difference separating them from the top half.

It was Mutizwa’s 46th goal for Abafana Bes’thende from 120 starts in Mzansi’s Super Diski League.

 Interestingly, in October 2021, against Marumo Gallants, the Bulawayo bred footballer took his all-time Premier League goals for Arrows to 40 in 96 matches, overtaking Mabhuti Kanyeza, who scored 39 goals for the team in his career.

 Kanyeza became a club legend during his five seasons at the KwaZulu-Natal based club between 2002 to 2007 featuring in 102 official matches scoring 38 league goals and a total of 43 goals in all competitions.

Kanyeza who had a nomadic career after leaving Arrows in 2007 returned to the club in 2015 to 2018 season, but only featured five times and scored a goal in the process to bring his total to 39 league goals.

Mutizwa (29) is regarded as one of the most prolific strikers in the Dstv Premier League. He is not just entertaining to watch but also a perfect combination of skills, power, intelligence and pace. He is also endowed with good ball control, visionary play and ability to score crucial goals. 

Courtesy of his latest achievement, Mutizwa who in 2015 was named Zimbabwe’s top goal-scorer of the 2015 Castle Lager Premiership after finding the back of the net 14 times from 17 starts, the calculator suggests that he stands at an impressive strike rate of 2,6 goals per match.

The sharpshooter joined Golden Arrows in 2017 from Bidvest Wits after struggling for game time at Wits only featuring in the reserve team in the Multichoice Diski Challenge

He is one the Golden Arrows 2022/2023 season leading top goal scorers.

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