Apart From Football Get To know Willard Katsande Net Worth, Cars, Houses, Dressing And Amapiano song
Introduction Willard Katsande is a Zimbabwean footballer who plays in the defensive midfielder position for both Kaizer Chiefs in the South African Premier Soccer League and the Zimbabwe National Team. Known for his versatile and industrious defensive-minded play, Katsande has made a name for himself in the PSL through his fearless tackling style. In this article, we will take a closer look at the life and career of Willard Katsande, his club career stats, international career, and personal life.
Early Life and Career
Willard Katsande was born on 15 January 1986 in Mutoko, Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe. He started his football career playing for lower-division clubs in Zimbabwe such as Frontier Steel, Feruka, and Highway. During the 2008 -2009 season with Highway F.C., Katsande caught the attention of the then-Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League outfit Gunners F.C. due to his impressive work rate in the midfield.
In his debut season with Gunners F.C., Katsande helped the team win their first Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Cup. He also left his mark in the CAF Champions League qualifiers when Gunners F.C. shocked African giants Al-Ahly with a 1-0 win at home. Katsande’s solid display in the reverse fixture failed to stop the Egyptian side from scoring 2-0 and dumping Gunners F.C. on a 2-1 aggregate out of the CAF Champions League.
Ajax Cape Town
After his successful stint with Gunners F.C., Katsande moved to Ajax Cape Town in the 2010 summer transfer window. He made his debut for Ajax Cape Town on 12 December 2010 in a 2-0 away win against Mpumalanga Black Aces. Katsande made 15 appearances for Ajax Cape Town before sealing a move to Kaizer Chiefs in the following season.
Willard Katsande joined Kaizer Chiefs on 15 August 2011 after being scouted by Kaizer Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung. Katsande made his debut for Kaizer Chiefs a month later in the derby MTN final against rivals Orlando Pirates as a substitute, replacing Tshabalala in the 81st minute. He scored his first official goal for the Chiefs on 15 March 2014 in the Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates, the same team he made his debut against. His goal was a header in the 61st minute in a 1-0 win.
Katsande has been known for his tough tackling style and has received several yellow and red cards throughout his career. In 2013, he received 10 yellow cards and 1 red card. Despite being labelled dirty, Katsande has insisted that he would not change his style of play despite being one of the most booked players in the league.
Willard Katsande Awards and Achievements
At the Kaizer Chiefs Awards on 21 May 2014, Willard Katsande won several awards, including Players’ Player of the Season, May Player of the Month, Fan Player of the Season, Online Player of the Season, and Player of the Season awards. He pocketed R230 000 in total prize money after taking home most of the awards. Katsande won the MTN8 and his second league title in 2014-15.
Katsande was called up for national duty to represent Zimbabwe in 2010, after his successful run with Gunners F.C. He played for the country’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign. Katsande was suspended from playing for the Zimbabwe National Team after allegedly leading a strike against the ZIFA administration.
Check out the fashion-forward
Willard Katsande and his unique outfits, as he is well-known for his exceptional dressing style. He often sports designer and trendy fashion, and you can view his fashion pics to see for yourself.
In terms of earnings, Katsande presently makes R200,000 per month, along with undisclosed bonuses, appearance fees, and winning bonuses. With over a decade of experience in the PSL, Katsande has accumulated a substantial amount of wealth and invested heavily in South Africa and Zimbabwe. His net worth is estimated to be R35,000,000.
A South African artist, Mrivi T, has created an Amapiano track for Zimbabwean midfielder Willard Katsande, inspired by music heavyweights DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small’s work on Orlando Pirates player Thembinkosi Lorch. The song’s lyrics celebrate Katsande’s on-field performances. You can listen to Katsande’s Amapiano song by Mrivi.