Kaizer Chiefs’ Willard Katsande knows that the club’s supporters aren’t happy with the team’s performance, and he says that they are fighting to represent the club with honour.
Katsande missed the 2-1 defeat to Baroka FC recently due to suspension, but it looks as though he will be back in action this week in the friendly encounter with Bloemfontein Celtic in the Macufe Cup.
The clash – which takes place at Free State Stadium – will see the two sides lock horns for the Macufe Cup trophy during the current international break, with Chiefs having only Itumeleng Khune missing for Bafana Bafana duty.
Speaking to Chiefs’ official website at the launch in Bloemfontein, Katsande said, “We are happy to play again for the Macufe Cup. We are prepared to fight hard to uphold the Kaizer Chiefs badge. It is important for us to make sure that we represent the badge with honour whenever we take on an opponent.
“We appreciate this invite because it gives us an opportunity to keep match-fit during the Fifa-break. We are professionals enough to realise that our supporters are not happy with our current league form. This match will give us another opportunity to sample some of the tactics, as we prepare for our upcoming league matches.”
And despite it being a friendly, the tough-tackling central midfielder has no plans to lose the game.
He said, “Chiefs have a rich history of winning trophies. We go into any match with the history of the club in mind. Walking through the tunnel in the Gold and Black colours is a privilege. On Sunday, that same attitude will continue.”