Knox Mutizwa is a name synonymous with goalscoring and attacking skills. This deadly striker's sole desire is to hit the back of the net of his opponent. Knox is not only famous among Golden Arrows fans, but everyone who ever watched the Zimbabwean striker at play during league matches in South Africa has come to celebrate his uniqueness.
The former Highlanders' top striker is a prolific goalscorer for his current club side Golden Arrows and the Zimbabwean national team. Details about how he started his football career and other fascinating facts are discussed in the following paragraphs.
Knox Mutizwa profile summary
- Full name: Knox Mutizwa
- Place of birth: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
- Date of birth: 12th of October, 1993
- Age: 26 years old
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Profession: Footballer
- Citizenship: Zimbabwe
- National team: Zimbabwe
- Club: Lamontville Golden Arrows
- Position: Striker
- Number: 19
- Height: 170 cm (5 feet and 7 inches)
The early life of Mutizwa
The Zimbabwean player was born in Phelandaba in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He attended Nyamande Primary School and finished his O’ levels at Skhulile High School. He began playing soccer at an early age. He was so talented that he was already playing for a local league side in division 4 while in grade two.
Growing up, Mutizwa was inspired by the dribbling artistry of Khama Billiat, who was playing for Mamelodi Sundowns. He often referred to Khama as his soccer idol because of his dribbling skills and attacking prowess.
Knox Mutizwa age
How old is Knox Mutizwa? The talented striker was born on the 12th of October, 1993, which means, currently, he is 26 years old. He will celebrate his 27th birth date in October 2020. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Not much is known about Knox Mutizwa father and mother. It is known that he grew up with them and his four brothers. Knox Mutizwa nationality is Zimbabwean.
Knox Mutizwa career professionally started with the Highlanders in 2011. As time went by, Knox Mutizwa soon became the team central striker as he took the Castle Lager Premier League by storm. The Bulawayo born’s significant impact on the team endeared him to the club's faithful.
Also, Knox Mutizwa skills as an attacker and excellent calculating ability when scoring goals made him the most sought after striker in the league. It was not surprising after he soon joined the South African club, Golden Arrows, in 2016. He was ranked as the club's top scorer with 13 league goals to his credit in the 2019/2020 season.
Knox Mutizwa stats
The Zimbabwean striker featured in 29 games for his team this season in the South African Premier League. He played 2,363 minutes and scored an average of 0.5 goals for every 90 minutes he played on the pitch.
Interestingly, his attacking performance currently puts him in the 14th place out of 375 for Premier Soccer League footballers who have played a minimum of the games. Knox Mutizwa goals for this season in the league, so far, is 13, and that ranks him in first place in the list of the highest goal scorers for Golden Arrows.
Additionally, at the national level, Knox Mutizwa Golden Arrows star player has appeared 13 times since he got enlisted in 2014 and has recorded five goals to his credit.
Knox Mutizwa salary
The 26-year-old striker is obviously among the richest Zimbabwean players. It is estimated that he earns a salary of 330,000 euros per annum, which is equivalent to 27,500 euros monthly, at his current club, Lamontville Golden Arrows.
Golden Arrows is a South African club founded in 1943. The Durban-based side currently boasts of talented players like Michael Gumede, Knox Mutizwa, Sibusiso Sibeko, and Siboniso Conco.
The club's present manager is Steve Komphelab. He was appointed on the 28th of December, 2018. The club finished in 12th position in the just concluded 2019/2020 season.
Knox Mutizwa news today
According to a top Zimbabwean publication, it was rumoured earlier this year that four European clubs, an English Championship side, and Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor are among the growing list of teams preparing a move for the player.
Knox Mutizwa is regarded as one of the most prolific strikers in the ABSA Premier League. He is not just entertaining to watch but also a perfect combination of skills, power, intelligence, and pace.
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