Katsande dreams of Europe

Zimbabwe Warriors’ defensive midfielder Willard Katsande is aiming at a move to Europe after a largely successful second season in the Absa Premiership.

Zimbabwe Warriors’ defensive midfielder Willard Katsande.
Zimbabwe Warriors’ defensive midfielder Willard Katsande.

His Kaizer Chiefs failed to defend their league and cup double, but there is no debate that Katsande was one of the stars of the 2013/14 season. Many still believe he was robbed of the PSL Player of the Season award, which went to Bidvest Wits’ Sibusiso Filakazi.

The hard man was, however, honoured by SoccerLaduma magazine, Chiefs fans and his club, when he was named their best player for the just-ended season. Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates shared the two trophies that Chiefs won last season. “It is any player’s dream to play his football in the biggest leagues in the world and having proven myself in South African during the past two seasons, I am aiming at a European move anytime from now,” said the man known here as Salt and Vinegar.

Should the move take time to materialise, he would not push it though, because Chiefs remain his home. The Zimbabwean midfield destroyer recently extended his contract with the Soweto giants to the 2017 season.

“I thank God for giving me all the strength and wisdom throughout the season. That I was nominated for the PSL Footballer and Players’ Player of the season awards was also proof of the blessings that came my way this season and one can only hope to build on that.

“I dream of Europe, but I will not force it because I still have a good home here at Kaizer Chiefs and I hope I will continue delivering for this great club, which been good to me since I arrived here three seasons ago. We will have many games to compete in, including a return to the African Champions League, where we want to go as far as possible this time round. We know when the season starts, there will be tough competition, but I’m optimist that I will keep my position and help Chiefs win back some silverware,” he said.

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