Willard Katsande Has Retired From Professional Football

Former Warriors captain, Willard Katsande has retired from professional football amid reports that he is set to get a management role at Sekhukune.

Katsande, a former Kaizer Chiefs captain, was omitted from the Sekhukhune squad for the 2022/23 season that was announced on Wednesday.

The Mutoko-born 36-year-old was last month asked to retire but the decision was delayed after the club struggled to find a worthy replacement in the midfield.

According to reports in South Africa, Katsande has decided to hang up his boots and take the administration role.

The player joined Babina Noko from Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of last season and made eighteen appearances to help the club fight to survive the chop in the DStv Premiership in their maiden season.

At Chiefs, he spent ten years where he won two league titles, the Nedbank Cup and the MTN8.

Katsande also played for the now-defunct Ajax Cape Town for a year after joining the side from Zimbabwe.

In the local top-flight, he featured for Gunners and won the league title with the side in 2009.

Skhukhune United chairman Simon Malatji told Daily Sun newspaper that Katsande will be looking after the image of the club adding, “He will be our official envoy, at the highest ranking football-wise, and players will be looking up to him.”

Katsande is also now into fashion after launching his clothing brand, Bosso Ya Mboka in December last year.

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