Katsande inspired by award

Zimbabwe national team defensive midfielder, Willard Katsande said early in the week that he felt inspired by his recent award.


The Mutare man, who has been instrumental for Kaizer Chiefs since the beginning of last season, was recently voted Midfielder of the Season by one of South Africa’s leading sports papers – Soccer Laduma. He is also in line to grab the same award with the more respected Kickoff Magazine.

The Zimbabwe Warriors star has also been tipped to win the Absa Premiership most outstanding footballer award at the PSL end of season award later in the year, as he remains one of the most-consistent players in the league, with just three matches to go.

“I am happy to have won the Soccer Laduma midfielder of the season award, but credit goes to all the soccer fans who voted for me. I am humbled with your support. Please keep doing so,” wrote the midfielder on his Facebook page.

Kaizer Chiefs are facing a challenge as they try to defend their league title this season, with the tide having seemingly tilted to favour Pretoria-based rivals, Mamelodi Sundowns of late, but Katsande remained adamant in a recent interview that Chiefs would still do it.

“We are all aware of the task that lies ahead of us and we are prepared to do the job. We cannot afford to drop points at this stage. We cannot take a chance at this stage. We cannot afford any slip up now and our aim is to enjoy the game, win games and make our supporters happy,” he said.

He also spoke of his personal preparedness for the huge task that lay ahead.

“Personally, I am ready and I think the team as a whole is also ready. There are two factors here – our individual performances and that must contribute to the overall team performance. We are all working hard and pushing one another to do well as a team,” he added.

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