Ex-Pirates star praises Katsande

Willard Katsande of Kaizer Chiefs (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has come under fire at certain stages of the 2019/2020 campaign for Amakhosi supporters who have accused him of costing the team matches.

Katsande is currently nursing an injury sustained in the Soweto derby which is said to likely keep him on the bench for over a month.

Former Orlando Pirates winger Patrick Twala believes Katsande’s fighting spirit is what earned him a starting berth under three different coaches at Chiefs.

“The difference between a talented player and another who is considered not to be talented by onlookers is the passion they have for the game,” Twala told Phakaaathi.

“Katsande is not one of the most skilful players in the league and many point out his mistakes but one thing that you can’t fault about him is his passion and heart to win the game.

“He has more heart than [a similar] star player we have in the league which is why he is important to in every game they play. He will get up and try against even if there was a mistake in the first half he is back fighting to win at the start of the second half.”

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