Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande says he has been
misinterpreted and that he has not yet retired from international duty with
Widespread reports on Tuesday claimed that the 31-year-old
Zimbabwe skipper decided to call it quits on the international front after the
Warriors crashed out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage on
But speaking to NewsDay, the Amakhosi midfield hard-man says
he is yet to make up his mind as to what his future holds with his national
"I have read reports that I have quit international
football, but somebody decided to put words into my mouth.
"I still need to go back and sit down and have a
debrief. I also need to consult a few people before I make any decision."
Katsande feels he may still have a role to play in trying to
ensure his country qualifies for future AFCON tournaments.
"What is important is to see how I can help the younger
players grow into the national team and take over. I think we still need to rub
on to the next group of players the experience that we have gained from this
"Zimbabwe needs to be a regular at these finals and we
need to be a dominant force. With this in mind, I will have to consult on how I
can help before I make any decision.
"Having played for the Warriors since 2009, I have
gained a lot of experience. So when I decide to step down there needs to be
some form of continuity."