Willard Katsande is on the verge of becoming Chiefs captain in the near future. The hard tackling midfielder is said to be very happy about his new role at the Naturena outfit. Chiefs is making a lot of changes to the team following a trophyless 2015/2016 season under Coach Steve Kompela. The Naturena based side has seen a few good football displays under Coach Steve Kompela since the departure of the Englishman Stuart Baxter.
With Baxter now the Supersport United FC coach, it is believed that Amakhosi will retain Steve Kompela as their head coach and he is expected to bring his own assistant coach in Mandla Ncikazi as Doctor Khumalo is said to be taking the Technical Director position at Chiefs. Steve Kompela is expected to win trophies this coming season, if not so he will definitely be shown the door before the end of the season.
Katsande has shown a lot of qualities since his arrival from Ajax Cape Town 2 seasons ago. He has grown to be one of the star player at Chiefs, actually he is the best player at Amakhosi currently. He has also proved his capabilities with the Zimbabwean national team as he helped them to qualify for the AFCON 2017 after a 3 – 0 victory over Malawi in Harare on Sunday the 4th of June 2016.
Katsande is also the captain of the Zimbabwe national team and he is doing very well as the Warriors captain, as the Zimbabwe national team is known. He was voted as Chiefs’ Player of the Year for 2015/2016. The season was the best for Katsande since he came to South Africa with Ajax Cape Town. Willard has shown a lot of improvement over the years in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Katsande’ s captaincy capabilities are set to be tested during the 2016/17 season in the absence of new Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune.
It has been reported that the player has attracted interest from the Ligue 1 side Bastia. The team is said to be considering bringing the Chiefs’ top goal scorer to their side. If it happens that Katsande leaves Chiefs, it will be a disaster for Kaizer Chiefs as they are planning on building a new team around him as captain. It will be a nightmare for Chiefs to find his replacement. The French side are currently looking at Katsande’s videos and if they are interested they will make an offer to Chiefs which is likely to be declined by the Naturena side as they have big plans for Willard.
It is a dream come true for Willard as he is currently enjoying his career. He is about to be the captain for Chiefs, he is currently the captain for his country Zimbabwe and he is about to realise his dream of playing in Europe.