Veteran midfielder Willard Katsande has revealed what Kaizer Motaung told him in his final conversation with the Kaizer Chiefs’ chairman.
The 35-year-old was released from the club after making 326 official appearances for Amakhosi over the last 10 years.
Katsande published an emotional farewell letter earlier on Wednesday and revealed what he and Kaizer Motaung spoke about in their final conversation before he left Naturena.
“I went to the chairman, the biggest boss and I said to him ‘Mr chairman, thank you very much,” he told Robert Marawa on Marawa Sport Worldwide.
“’I came here as a village boy, a herd boy and you gave me an opportunity at the biggest brand. You gave me a good 10 years and here I am today, Willard Katsande, respected as a footballer, respected in my native country. You looked after me from day one so I just want to say Mr chairman, thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.’
“The chairman said to me, ‘sometimes good bye is like a see you. Goodbyes are always painful to say but you will always be part of this club. Whatever you want to do we will be there with you, you must count on us. We will be there to support you until you achieve your objective.’
“And I said, ‘chairman thank you very much. This club has been the best for me. So I’ll be around Kaizer Chiefs, I’ll be supporting Kaizer Chiefs.’”
Katsande was released alongside Kgotso Moleko, Philani Zulu and Brylon Petersen while Lazarus Kambole, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Yagan Sasman have all been placed on the transfer list.