Former Zimbabwe senior men’s national football team captain, Willard Katsande is tipped for a legendary status at Kaizer Chiefs following a decade of service to the Soweto giants
The sentiments, which came after the realisation that the former Amakhosi skipper has spent almost a decade at the club where he has played more than 300 games, were echoed by club great Neil Tovey who once captained the team in 1992.
Speaking to KickOff.com, Tovey said a player doesn’t last that long at a single club and it took Katsande a lot of dedication, hard work to reach such a milestone.
The former Chiefs skipper went on to say, “So for you to last ten years all the coaches have liked what you’ve done. So to play ten years, it shows you’ve done something good for the club. You don’t last, and it’s not (under) one coach, he’s obviously had lots of coaches.”
Though Tovey believes Katsande should get the legend title, the former player says it’s up to the fans to decide.
Katsande, who joined Chiefs on 15 August 2011, made his debut for Amakhosi on 10 September 2011 in the MTN 8 final against Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium.
The midfield workhorse has played more than 300 games for Chiefs where he has won two league titles and the MTN8 crown.
Katsande was called up for national duty to represent Zimbabwe as of 2010 and once captained the Warriors at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon before announcing his retirement from international football.