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Willard Katsande eager to repay Kaizer Chiefs faith

Posted: 13 March 2017 Time: 14:02

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande is determined to repay the club's faith in him by winning more trophies at Naturena.

Katsande’s comments follow on after he signed a new three-year deal, which will keep him at the Soweto giants until 2020.

READ: Katsande: I always knew I'd sign an extension

“Personally, I’m very happy with my new contract extension at the club,” Katsande told “I would like to repay the management and Kaizer Chiefs family for the faith and trust they have shown in me by winning lots of trophies.

“That is exactly what a club of Chiefs’ stature deserves for the opportunity they give to players.”

The 31-year-old Zimbabwean enforcer says he also harbours aspirations of reaching new milestones with Amakhosi.

“I think as long as I’m fit and injury free, I can help the club to build on their legacy by making more history. I value my talents and I know I can contribute more,” he adds.

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“I come from a background where there’s a lot of poverty you know, a boy from the village. I was told by the elders that you have a great gift and not to take it for granted and to grab every opportunity with both hands.

“That’s how I approach life and my work as a footballer. I’m prepared to give my all for the club as I don’t want to live with regrets afterward that I should have done this better and that better,” said Katsande.

Katsande also reflected on his missed penalty against Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby.

“It was me and the goalkeeper, I needed to score and he needed to make a save. It was one of those things. I have put it behind me and moved on. Rest assured I would want to step up and take the next penalty again as I want to rectify things,” Katsande concluded.

Article by: Seraj Jones
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