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Katsande on Chiefs’ ‘slump’

Johannesburg — Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Willard Katsande, says that he has a “refreshed motivation” to turn around the club’s slump following the international break.



The 30-year-old played a vital role for Zimbabwe over the last week as he helped them pick up four points — 1-1 and 4-0 — against Swaziland in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, and will now be hoping to help his club return to winning ways.

Chiefs have now gone nearly a month and a half without winning a league game, and haven’t scored a single goal in any of their last five matches in all competitions. Now, as they prepare to take on Mpumalanga Black Aces in their next game, Katsande says he’s feeling newly motivated.

He told Chiefs’ official website, “I feel refreshed after the Fifa-break, I am ready again for club duty.

“I still get goose bumps when I get a national call-up, I always get sentimental when representing my country. I am living a childhood dream. From a young age people always told me I had potential, but I thought that people just wanted to flatter me.”

“The results with Zimbabwe refreshed my motivation, especially as we had a slump in form at club level, we are going to resume our league programme in a week’s time. I can’t wait.”

Chiefs currently find themselves in fourth place on the Absa Premiership table — 13 points behind league leaders, Mamelodi Sundowns.

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