Absa Premiership

Katsande striving for perfection

2017-02-13 15:23
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs hardman Willard Katsande is not getting carried away with recent good form and sees several areas for improvement.

Saturday night's 2-1 victory away to Maritzburg United, courtesy of goals from Katsande and Siphiwe Tshabalala, was Chiefs' fourth straight win in the league and took them to second spot on the standings.

Amakhosi are trying to reclaim the league title they last won two seasons back, and although things are looking upbeat at the moment, there is still nearly half a season to play.

Katsande scored with a well-taken header from a free kick and credited the work done on the training ground. He also found other positives in the win in KZN.

"We've been training with set-plays and I'm happy that we converted one. Sometimes games are won on set-plays," the Zimbabwe international told the Herald.

"We kept on going and if you check the statistics, it never favours us when we play [away] against Maritzburg, but at least we turned the corner and hopefully we can compete for the league.

"Those games we lost and we drew, it was a matter of converting chances, but now for the past four games we managed to convert our chances."

But Katsande is not about to rest on his laurels, and feels the Soweto side can improve in terms of being more clinical in finishing off opponents.

"We need to work on our defending and also to manage the game especially when we are leading because it's becoming a problem to us," he added.

"If you catch the throat, don't remove the knife, you just need to kill it.

"So I think we're going to go back to the drawing board and try to rectify it so that it will be a polished diamond."

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