Fungayi Munyoro Sports Correspondent
IT was all smiles for former Buffaloes captain Jacob Muzokomba after inking a deal with the newly formed Manica Diamond FC. He said he was happy to be back in Mutare. Muzokomba who goes by the moniker “Muzo” returns to Mutare where he made a name a few years ago. “Muzo” played for Lancashire Steel in 2004-7 before joining Bulawayo giants Highlanders in 2008-9 seasons. In 2009 he moved to join the famous Manzini Sundowns in Swaziland where he played for three good seasons.
He packed his bags and headed back home to join Hardbody where he played for few months before moving to Buffaloes in 2013. Due to his electric and dynamic performances, in the Ndombolo field, “Muzo” was voted captain 2015. He played for two seasons. After lighting the domestic league, he quickly caught the attention of Harare giants Dynamos and signed a one year deal in 2016. It was unfortunate that the glamour boys could not have him for the 2017 season and he decided to join the eventual winners of the Central region division one league, Nichrut. He netted 20 goals and won the golden boot award.
After a training session at Mutare Boys High School recently, “Muzo” told Post Sport that he was very happy to be united with his Mutare fans and friends.
“It is a great feeling; it is good to be back here. I hope to enjoy my stay at the club; it has been a while since I left Mutare. Mutare will always have a place in my heart and it is like my second home,” he told Post Sport.
Asked how it is going to be when his new club faces his former pay masters Buffaloes, Muzo had this to say:” It is going to be an emotional return for me but I want to help my team win promotion. Returning where it all started I just want to continue from where I left. I know everyone will be looking to my play and I will not be forced to be under pressure, I will play my normal game.
“The last time I was here, I had a fruitful season with Ndombolo and I hope it will be the same with Manica Diamond FC,” he said.