Absa Premiership

Katsande: Chiefs fans have a right to be angry

2019-05-30 11:22
Willard Katsande.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande believes he has a future at the club and added that fans deserve to be disappointed after a dismal 2018/19 season.

Chiefs finished outside of the MTN8 places for the next campaign in ninth while also suffering the ignominy of losing the Nedbank Cup final to minnows TS Galaxy.

Katsande had something of a mixed season in terms of his performances as in 2019 he fell out of favour under coach Ernst Middendorp, before winning his place back following some consistent displays.

Nonetheless, Katsande is 33 and with the club promising to make sweeping changes, it is unclear what his future might hold.

The Glamour Boys captain said: "Obviously if I'm here giving you interviews, it means I'm part of the future. Until I'm told that I'm not part of the future.

"At the moment, I'm a Kaizer Chiefs player and I'm the Kaizer Chiefs captain, so I'm here to speak on behalf of the team.

"Going forward, as a professional, you always plan for the future until tomorrow, when you get any news saying that you can't continue.

"I'm a big guy. I'm a big dog. I take any criticism because I've been in this game and in this team for long, and I know how to win.

"Obviously it's easy to point fingers because we are senior players, and when things don't go according to plan, we are there to be blamed.

"So, you take the criticism and turn it to positive, so that you come back with something to prove. I'm not bothered about it, because the fans are obviously upset because we never delivered trophies in the past four seasons, they have a right to be angry at us.

"We respect them, and you won't even hear me responding badly to them. I will actually tell them, you're really telling the truth, we didn't give our best.

"But what I can promise is to affect the future. I can't affect whatever happened yesterday, only what's going to happen tomorrow."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.