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Kaizer Chiefs’ Willard Katsande gives back to local community through soccer tournament

Posted: 27 December 2014 Time: 12:51

Kaizer Chiefs hardman Willard Katsande is giving back to the community by hosting a football tournament over the holidays.

The 28-year-old has forked out R70 000 for the Willard Katsande Under 18 soccer tournament, to be contested for 20 teams in his home area of Manicaland province.

Katsande’s Kaizer Chiefs team mates Kingston Nkhatha and Ovidy Karuru will grace the occasion that will see teams from Panhalonga, Chipinge and Mutare battle for honours in the two-day competition.

“This is the best soccer competition in Manicaland and we have done everything to our best to ensure that the event lives up to its billing,” says event organizer Panganai Mbaradza.

This is the third year running that Katsande who grew up in Mutare is sponsoring the competition and the Warriors midfielder has pledged to continue doing so as long as he can afford to.

Katsande is back home on Christmas holiday.

Katsande began his career in Manicaland with Frontier Steel before moving to Feruka where he was discovered by Premiership side Highway. He moved to Harare to play for Gunners before embarking on his South African journey to join Ajax Cape Town.

He left Ajax Cape Town for Kaizer Chiefs in 2011.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-12-27 11:00:03

Good, atleast He is not sponsoring a Fly-by-night Beauty Contest.

posted: 2014-12-27 11:15:01

That's good for development.The Iron man must keep it up.

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:18:46

No news here

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-12-27 11:28:09

Yewena Michael, what is "Kaiser Chiefs"?

Doctor k 16v(Blesser)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:28:39

Don't see any player in the league relegating him to the bench in his position

Doctor k 16v(Blesser)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:30:59

Lol he's coming from holidays still drunk perhaps

ketshaba KBY (love bade me welcome)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:33:42

Big up for katsande you doing great bra.alwys remember where you are from god will provide more for the good you involved in

ketshaba KBY (love bade me welcome)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:34:41

You think he's better than kekana?

Doctor k 16v(Blesser)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:41:40

I don't think I just know

posted: 2014-12-27 11:47:19

What will happen if by any chance Chiefs does not win the league:

1. Bakstina will suddendy be labelled a "weak" coach by Zebbies

2. Bobby will suddenly be blamed for the club's lack of depth

3. Nkatha will be confirmed a "cow" by Chiefs fans

4. Gaxa will be labelled "not a chiefs" material

5. Bakstinas cooked CV will be confirmed

6. The "Holding Umbrella" label will be affirmed

7. A lot of already "faint" hearts will be broken

The list is endless. For peace sake let them Zebbies win the league......

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:51:45

Don't even think about Chiefs not winning the league think about something else

Who else do you think can win league without Chiefs?

ketshaba KBY (love bade me welcome)
posted: 2014-12-27 11:55:46

Ya I see you don't use your brains you rather use your eye to think,typical zebbie have a prosperous new year

posted: 2014-12-27 11:57:14

Just as we say "The already faint-hearted"....Shaken just by the thought of not winning the lig. We andastand.....

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-12-27 11:58:07

Let Kekana get Bafana selection ahead of Mbekile (Stands warmer) first before comparing him to King Katsi.

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-12-27 12:02:28

Who else do you think can stop Chiefs from winning it?

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-12-27 12:03:03

Maybe Rats neh?

Double_Champ_68-Cups(12 League titles)
posted: 2014-12-27 12:04:48

Lol not even a bench warmer a "stand warmer"

posted: 2014-12-27 12:07:47

Hai Cowditor,this article reads like an Orbituary[esp to his career] mos. Kante whatsup with such poor writing bo?  Anyway when is the next Soweto Derby? These bragging rights are getting old and boring now. We need new ones. Or kanjan Makhosi?? Lol 

posted: 2014-12-27 12:15:22

T-Man wa leKhosi bafana selection is base on coach preferences...there are times when Andile Jali was not part of Bafana squad while he was top of his game and less performing players were selected ahead of him

Juda Scaliot
posted: 2014-12-27 12:29:38

Big up Salt & Vinegar...

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