Zimbabwe Warriors’ golden boy Knowledge Musona who is based in Belgium has spoken about Belgium attacks.
Musona plays for KV Oostende in the Belgium Pro League but was not in Belgium when the attacks took place.
The Zimbabwean top striker who is already in the country for the crucial AFCON qualifier against Swaziland this weekend.
“I was not aware that the airport had been attacked until I got a call from my manager inquiring whether I was safe he told the Herald. Luckily for me and I have to thank God for that, I did not fly from Belgium, I took the flight from Frankfurt to Johannesburg.
“We had gone on a week-long training camp in Spain after we lost our last league match (4-1) to Gent and on our way back we slept over in Germany and that is when I decided that I would stay in Frankfurt and then just catch the flight from there to South Africa on Sunday,’’ Musona said.
Three explosions early Tuesday at the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station near European Union offices have been called terror attacks by Belgian authorities. At least 31 people died and dozens were injured.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
One international soccer player was at the Zavantem airport where two explosions were reported. Norwich forward Dieumerci Mbokani, who is from Congo, was “unharmed but shaken by the tragic events,” the English club said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Belgium’s national soccer team called off a practice session in Brussels on Tuesday after the city was hit by what authorities are calling terror attacks.
“Our thoughts are with the victims. Football is not important today,” the Belgian soccer federation wrote in a Twitter message. “Training cancelled.”
Belgium will host Portugal in a friendly match next Tuesday at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, where the practice was scheduled for 4:30 pm. The game is a warmup for both teams ahead of this year’s European Championship.