Absa Premiership

Katsande: I'm not a dirty player

2015-09-11 07:42
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs holding midfielder Willard Katsande revealed his rugged style of play was honed back home in Zimbabwe.

The tough tackling Katsande has been a permanent fixture in the successful Chiefs line-up that clinched the Premiership and MTN8 cup double last season.

The 29-year-old says there is an incorrect perception about him being a dirty player.

"It started when I was still young playing at home in Zimbabwe. I always wanted to win the ball. Whether it was in a smart way or not, I always wanted to win that ball," Katsande told Soccer Laduma.

"I had to train myself to be hard so that my opponents were scared of me. That’s why I am just hard, not rough. I’ve said before, I don’t play rough, just tough and hard.

"I think it has helped me grow into the player that I am now. It has made me a better player and with practice I have achieved in football. Hard work will always pay off in the end."

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