By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
After spending 10 years at the club with a record 326 appearances by a foreign player, former Kaizer Chiefs skipper Willard Katsande said him parting ways with Chiefs disappointed his son.
The ex-Warriors midfielder revealed this Thursday on SABC1 sports magazine show Sports @10 hosted by South African sportscaster Thomas Mlambo.
In an interview with Mlambo, Katsande said his son expressed his displeasure and was curious to know his father’s next move.
“My son was disappointed, he asked me where are we headed after leaving Kaizer Chiefs,” he said.
“I could see the guy was disappointed.
“I had to dig deep and explain myself to make him smile because he will end up finding it out at school, something which is very difficult.”
The Mutoko born hard tackling midfielder, Katsande, parted ways with Amakhosi at the end of last month (July) after his contract with the club expired on June 30, 2021.
However, after the long-term contract expired, Khosi hierarchy decided to offer him (Katsande) a short-term temporary contract to enable him play the CAF Champions League final on 17 July 2021.
He added, “But I told him that when I joined Kaizer Chiefs you were two years old but you are now 12 and look I am now 35 but when I arrived, I was 25, which means I have run my race.”
“I had to explain to him that so far I am the only foreigner with a record 326 appearances at Chiefs.
“I then told him that 10 years from now he will be 22 years old, the he must look and see who is going to get to that number of appearances, then he will understand how it is to be at Kaizer Chiefs for 10 years.”
Salt and Pepper as he is famously known in football, announced his arrival at Naturena from Ajax Cape Town in 2011 where he won a total of four trophies.
However, in the coming season he is set to turn out for newly promoted DSTV premiership side Sekhukhune United after reportedly signing a two year contract.