By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
DSTV Premiership giants, Kaizer Chiefs are officially set to confirm the end of a 10-year relationship with veteran midfielder Willard Katsande (35), South Africa’s football magazine Soccer Laduma confirmed.
Katsande’s departure comes after a decade since he announced his arrival at Naturena from South Africa’s Ajax Cape Town in 2011.
His contract at Chiefs ended on June 30 before the club offered him a short-term temporary contract only to enable him play the CAF Champions League final.
The Mutoko born highly rated Zimbabwe International midfielder made a record of 326 appearances for the club since his arrival, surpassing his compatriot Tinashe Nengomasha’s 324 appearances for Chiefs who left the club in 2012.
The 35-year-old former Warriors central midfielder’s last match for Chiefs was a 3-0 defeat to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final on July 17, 2021.
Salt and Pepper as they call him, leaves Kaizer Chiefs having won two Premier league titles, one Nedbank cup and one MTN 8 trophy to make a total of four trophies for the midfielder since 2011.
However, though the Katsande’s fate is not yet known, Western Cape based side Stellenbosch FC are reportedly interested in the hard-tackling midfielder’s signature.