Articles tagged 'willard katsande'

Katsande praises Kaizer Chiefs 23 January 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe international Willard Katsande believes his South Africa Absa Premiership side Kaizer Chiefs can have a serious say in the title race after moving into third place at the weekend. Katsande was crowned the man-of-the-match following Amakhosi’s 2-1 victory away to Baroka...
Katsande tourney grows bigger 30 November 2017 HARARE - The fifth edition of the Willard Katsande Under-18 Soccer Tournament is expected to feature at least 14 or 16 teams from all over the country when it kicks off in Mutare on December 23. The Kaizer Chiefs midfield enforcer has been bankrolling the tournament for the past four years and...
Katsande signs new Chiefs deal 8 March 2017 HARARE - Warriors captain Willard Katsande has put an end to speculation regarding his future after signing a new three-year deal with South African giants Kaizer Chiefs yesterday. Katsande, who has enjoyed a dazzling career with Amakhosi since arriving at the club in 2011 from Ajax Cape Town,...
Sink or swim for Warriors 23 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is not throwing in the towel yet and is confident his side can beat Tunisia this evening and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Zimbabwe take on the Carthage Eagles tonight at the Stade de L’Amitie in the Gabon capital Libreville...
Monkey games over, Warriors say 10 January 2017 HARARE - After a turbulent week in which their preparations for the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) were rocked by chaos, the Warriors have now set their sights on doing well in Gabon. The Warriors camp was first hit hard by a serious clash between the players and the Zimbabwe Football Asso...
Govt's Warriors package paltry 7 January 2017 HARARE - While the intervention by government to bail out the Warriors ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) participation in Gabon is applauded, they still need to do more if we are to compete with the best on the continent. With just a week left before the tournament begins, Warr...
Strong Warriors squad for Afcon 6 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has included Sweden-based forward Tinotenda Kadewere in a strong 23-man squad announced yesterday to represent the country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon. The Djurgardens IF striker was handed his first senior national debut aft...
W'e will do country proud: Katsande 4 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors skipper Willard Katsande said they are excited about participating at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament and are ready to make the country proud by making it past the group stages. Kalisto Pasuwa's charges are currently in camp and have since intensified their ...
Kastsande backs Chiyangwa 4 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Warriors yesterday hailed Zifa President Phillip Chiyangwa for bringing stability to the national soccer team and urged him to go out of his way to look for more sponsors like flamboyant businessman Wicknell Chivayo. Speaking from Johannesburg yesterday, Warriors captain Wi...
'It's in our hands' 30 March 2016 HARARE - Warriors captain Willard Katsande believes Zimbabwe have their destiny firmly in their hands after the emphatic 4-0 victory over Swaziland at the National Sports Stadium on Monday. With the victory, the Warriors assumed the lead in Group L and they are now in a strong position to seal...
Katsande issues Swazi warning 7 March 2016 HARARE - Swaziland will be tough opponents and Zimbabwe should not expect an easy ride during this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, Warriors captain Willard Katsande has warned. The Warriors will go toe-to-toe with the Group L leaders first in Mbabane on the weekend of Ma...
Katsande proves critics wrong 27 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Two years ago, I also joined the bandwagon that he was a player whose rating was far too exaggerated.That he just played the game of football to gather unnecessary yellow and red cards, got stuck needlessly and added no real value to the big brand of the club he played for. I am ta...
Zim boys ready to rock in Super Diski again 15 August 2014 HARARE - Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker, who is now in charge of Absa Premiership club Black Aces, summed it up for me on Wednesday night after watching his team lose a closely-fought league tie 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs. “They say South Africans can’t play football,” a quipping Barker, as...
Judge me on my performance – Katsande 31 May 2014 HARARE - The National Sports Stadium (NSS) does not have good memories for Zimbabwe international midfielder star Willard Katsande. Almost two years ago, the midfielder enforcer left the NSS pitch with tears on his face after he was red carded by Gabonese referee Erick Otogo in a crucial 2013 ...
Gorowa pardons Katsande 28 May 2014 HARARE - Willard Katsande is back in the Zimbabwe national football team fold after the star midfielder ironed out differences with coach Ian Gorowa yesterday. The Kaizer Chiefs hardman had been in the eye of a storm after missing the first leg of the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifier against...
Gorowa must ban Katsande, Nkhatha 18 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe national football team coach Ian Gorowa should come down hard on Willard Katsande and Kingston Nkhatha for snubbing a call-up to represent their country against Tanzania this weekend. Gorowa had included the two Kaizer Chiefs players in his squad for the 2015 African Nations ...
Willard Katsande riles Gorowa 14 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe football coach Ian Gorowa has expressed disappointment with midfielder Willard Katsande for failing to report for Warriors training, fuelling speculation the Kaizer Chiefs hardman would rather attend the South Africa Premiership awards ceremony on Sunday.  The Warriors gaffer...
Life looking good for Katsande at last 19 April 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter owned up in an exclusive interview a few weeks ago that when he arrived at Naturena in 2012, the first player he wanted to offload on a free transfer was midfield strongman, Willard Katsande. “He was accumulating yellow and red cards left, right...
Katsande over the moon 22 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe midfielder Willard Katsande revealed his delight after South African champions Kaizer Chiefs announced they have extended his contract with them until 2017. The hard-tackling holding midfielder joined AmaKhosi in 2011 after moving from Ajax Cape Town and has been a revelation...
World's dirtiest football players 16 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG – I was just reminiscing about football's dirtiest players and whether such characters have a place in what undoubtedly is the world's most popular sport. Thing is, soccer has always been considered a family sport, a game that unites families and even a nation at war.  But this ga...
'We are ready to die' 7 December 2012 JOHANNESBURG - Willard Katsande says Kaizer Chiefs will not change their attack-minded style of play when they meet bitter rivals Orlando Pirates in a top-of-the-table clash tomorrow. The forceful Zimbabwean player says Amakhosi will go all out to consolidate their lead on the log against a Bucca...