Potential Katsande Chiefs Exit: Would Chiefs Let Him Go?
With talk of interest in Willard Katsande from overseas, Kaizer Chiefs may have to make a decision on how hard they want to fight in order to keep their club legend around.
Katsande played a vital role in all of the Amakhosi’s recent successes prior to their current drought and has played 24+ league games in all of Chiefs’ last six Absa Premiership campaigns.
The 32-year-old was a regular under both Stuart Baxter and Steve Komphela and has retained his place in the side following the arrival of Giovanni Solinas, suggesting that he has become an important part of the furniture at Naturena.
As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma, the Siya crew has been informed that an unnamed club from Kuwait has shown an interest in potentially signing the Zimbabwean international with the January transfer window now on the horizon.
With his current deal running until 2020 – plus there’s a one-year option – Chiefs would be within their rights to drive a hard bargain if the Kuwaitis did come knocking, however, they were willing to let Siphiwe Tshabalala leave recently in similar circumstances.
Katsande has written his name into the club’s history books with his performances during the two Absa Premiership title-winning seasons, and Solinas has spoken recently about his importance to the Amakhosi setup.
Do you think that Chiefs should let their midfield hardman leave if an overseas offer materialises? Or is he too important to the club?