Musona won rave reviews from his club last week, after coming in as a 66th minute substitute for Iceland striker Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson to inspire his side to a 3-1 drubbing of VFL Wolfsburg.
Hoffenheim were already 2-0 up at the introduction of the 21-year-old Zimbabwean, who sat out most of his team’s games since his July move due to a groin injury he picked up two weeks after arrival in Germany.
Musona almost made an instant impact, firing just over the bar from 25 metres out, in what would have seen him make an instant impact for the European club, but he was on hand to provide an assist that saw Brazilian striker, Roberto Firmino, completing his brace, after Ryan Babel had scored the other goal for Hoffenheim.
Musona received rave reviews from the club after that memorable debut, which lifted his club to fourth position on the log in six starts, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich and one behind each of Werder Bremen and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
“New signing Musona came in for the first time in the 66th minute. Showing excellent tricks with the ball, he took off his opponent and shot from 25 yards, but the busy Hitz (Marwin, Wolfsburg keeper) turned the ball over the crossbar,” said Hoffenheim on their website.
“The next big opportunity came in the 77th minute, when Musona cleverly played in Firmino, but the Brazilian’s chip curved to the wrong end of the post. Musona set up Firmino’s second goal when he sent him on the journey, where he pushed one into the right corner and casually raised his second goal at 3-1.”
Hoffenheim are up against FC Cologne this afternoon (1530 Zim time) and Musona, picked for Zimbabwe’s must-win last African Nations Cup qualifier against CapeVerde, will be hoping for more game time and his debut competitive goal in Europe.Post published in: Football