Cape Town - Willard Katsande admits captaining Kaizer Chiefs against Golden Arrows was a special moment in his career, and insists he had the full backing of regular skipper Siphiwe Tshabalala.
Zimbabwe international Katsande was handed the armband during the 3-1 win over Abafana Bes'thende in mid-week after Tshabalala found himself on the substitutes bench following last weekend's Soweto Derby defeat to Orlando Pirates.
And, speaking of his chance to lead the South African titans into battle, the midfielder told his club's official website: "It feels special to captain Kaizer Chiefs, the biggest brand in African soccer.
"I got full support as well from 'Shabba', who is the real captain but didn't feature in Tuesday's match."
Next up for Chiefs is round two of the Soweto Derby, where they will resume hostilities with the Buccaneers in the Telkom Knockout semi-final on Saturday, and Katsande believes their win over Arrows means AmaKhosi can head into the tie confident of avenging last weekend's loss.
"That (win over Arrows) was a big confidence booster. We played well and we could even have converted more chances," he added.
"It's all about going to the next round and that's the final."
Kick-off is at 15:00.