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Muguyo, Musona named among greats

The two Zimbabweans are named by the official club magazine’s special September issue ahead of their Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates today. The magazine said the pair is among the best players to score for the club in the Soweto derby.

 

Muguyo scored nine goals, while Musona netted three goals. Pule Ntshoelengoe netted 19 goals for the club, in a career spanning from 1970 to 1982. He netted 18 league goals to win the Golden Boot award.

Several foreign players have played for Kaizer Chiefs over the years, but Muguyo and Musona have been singled out as the only foreign players who left a mark at the South Africa premiership club.

Over the last 40 years, Chiefs have produced some of the most dangerous pairs of attackers in the South African premiership, many of them the catalyst for championship and cup success. Muguyo stood out in the Kaizer Chiefs colours when he was signed from Zimbabwe Saints in 1976.

“In 1976 Ebson Muguyo imported from the then Rhodesia and Pule ‘Ace’ Ntshoelengoe finished top goal scorers with 18 league goals. Muguyo netted a pair in the Soweto derby (against bitter rivals Orlando Pirates. It could be 15 years later that a Chiefs’ player would end up top goalscorer in a season” said the club.

The former Zimbabwe Saints forward Muguyo was named as one of the best foreign XI players to feature for Kaizer Chiefs in a poll done in 2010. Muguyo, now retired, once coached defunct premiership side AmaZulu. Among the Zimbabweans to feature for Kaizer Chiefs in the past are Daniel “DC” Chikanda in the early 70’s. He however, did not have as huge an impact as did Muguyo.

Musona, who recently moved to Germany TSG Hoffenheim, has been named one of the best scorers to turn out for Kaizer Chiefs. He was voted the South Africa premiership best scorer in the 2010/11 season.

 

He scored 15 goals in 28 league matches to land the Golden Boot award. He also scored three goals for Kaizer Chiefs in the brutal Soweto derby.
At the height of his prowess in the mid-70s, then Rhodesia international Chikanda was a highly respected centre back and a tough opponent for any striker.

 

A member of Zimbabwe’s team that lost 7-0 and drew 1-1 with South Africa in 1977, Chikanda played only briefly for Chiefs but had talent and class, wrote Kick Off last year.

Muguyo and Ntsoelengoe and Jomo Sono were the central figures whenever Chiefs faced the “big enemy”. But Zimbabwean master blaster “Sugar” Muguyo also earned a niche for himself in Derby folklore by becoming the first player to score a hattrick, in a 1975 BP Top 16 semi-final replay.

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