Kat­sande wants more de­spite 200th game

I’m not yet a Chiefs’ leg­end, says player

Sowetan - - Sport - By Sihle Nde­bele

De­spite play­ing his 200th match for Kaizer Chiefs against Cape Town City on Wed­nes­day, mid­fielder Wil­lard Kat­sande be­lieves he hasn’t done enough to be re­garded as a club leg­end yet.

Since join­ing Chiefs as an un­known form Ajax Cape Town in 2011, Kat­sande has won four tro­phies with Amakhosi, in­clud­ing two league ti­tles.

How­ever, the 31-year-old still yearns for more to re­alise his dream of be­com­ing a leg­end at Na­turena when he hangs up his boots.

“For me to reach this mile­stone as an in­di­vid­ual is a great achieve­ment, but I think to be re­mem­bered as one of the club’s leg­ends I need to do more. I have to win more tro­phies with this club to at­tain that sta­tus. I still have a long way to go,” said Kat­sande.

“I have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to pro­vide for my fam­ily back home in Zim­babwe. That helps me to stay fo­cused.

“The day I lose that hunger will be the end of me in foot­ball. I still have to win the Telkom Knock­out.

“I want to win it to make sure that I have all the [do­mes­tic] tro­phies,” added the de­fen­sive mid­fielder.

When Chiefs buy play­ers from Zim­babwe, they usu­ally get a back­lash from sup­port­ers who claim that Amakhosi just “buy one and get one for free”. He was once sub­jected to the same treat­ment but drew in­spi­ra­tion from such crit­i­cism.

“I wel­come the neg­a­tive be­cause it makes me a bet­ter per­son and a bet­ter player. It makes me grow,” he added.

Com­ing from a 2-0 vic­tory over Cape Town City away should mo­ti­vate Chiefs to do even bet­ter when they wel­come strug­gling Bid­vest Wits to­mor­row at FNB (6pm).

For Jomo Cos­mos de­fender Frédéric Ns­abiyumva, sulk­ing is not an op­tion af­ter his move to Ajax Cape Town fell through be­fore the start of this sea­son.

Ns­abiyumva spent some time be­ing as­sessed by Ajax but the Ur­ban War­riors and Ezenkosi failed to agree terms for the bulky Bu­run­dian de­fender which saw him go­ing back to the Na­tional First Di­vi­sion (NFD) side.

“I was not dis­ap­pointed at all be­cause I knew that it was not the end of the world. I still have a con­tract with Cos­mos and I am fully com­mit­ted to help the team gain pro­mo­tion,” Ns­abiyumva said.

“They [Ajax] were very im­pressed but the prob­lem was that their of­fer was not what Cos­mos was look­ing for. I was also not happy about it. That ex­pe­ri­ence taught me that in life you must be pa­tient,” added the 22-year-old cen­tre­back.

Af­ter los­ing their pre­vi­ous game against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, Cos­mos will be de­ter­mined to re­turn to win­ning ways when they wel­come Richards

Bay FC on Sun­day at Vosloorus Sta­dium (3pm).

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