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Katsande – I Can Rest Now After Chiefs Signing

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has hailed the club’s latest signing of Sibongiseni Mthethwa from Stellenbosch FC.

Amakhosi secured the signature of the 29-year-old defensive midfielder from Stellies on Wednesday before he was officially unveiled by the club this morning.

He penned a three-year deal after months of being courted by Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu.

And Katsande now feels they have finally landed a natural six, which sections of supporters suggested was never at the club since he departed two years ago.

“Personally for me, the team did a great job by bringing him. Why? He is strong, mature and he knows the league,” Katsande tells iDiski Times.

“There’s no time for us to say he’s going to adapt ’cause he grew up here, he knows what it is to be at Kaizer Chiefs. He is also a leader and a national team player.

“I feel now I can rest from hearing that I wasn’t replaced. I wish him all the best, but my little piece of advice to him… He is coming as a highly-rated player, there is too much hype around his signing.

“He just needs to focus on his game and what he does best not try to do things he never did. He must continue doing what made him a household name. But I’m 100 % optimistic that he will conquer.”

Katsande racked up 309 appearances for the Soweto giants over a decade of service and won two league titles along with the MTN8.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.
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