KATSANDE ON A MISSION
2 July 2018
FORMER Warriors captain Willard Katsande believes it is time they end Mamelodi Sundowns’ dominance.
In the past three seasons, Sundowns have either won the league title or been African champions, leaving one of South Africa’s biggest clubs in the shadows.
Now the powers at Naturena have shown real intent with their acquisitions in this transfer window signing Khama Billiat, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Andriamirado Andrianarimanana among their big signings so far.
And Katsande believes they can rise to the top again.
“I think we assembled a good team and we are picking up from our last three games when we finished on a high note.
“We just need confidence and forget about what happened last season and hit the ground running as quick as possible,” Katsande told H-Metro yesterday.
“The inclusion of them (new players) made a massive boost to the team. I feel like we took a giant step in our squad.”
With the way Kaizer Chiefs have axed a number of players, including Zimbabwean Edmore Chirambadare, and included new blood, expectations are now high.
However, Katsande says they will not feel the pressure that will come with the arrival of new big names.
“We are not under pressure at all. It’s always pressure so the word pressure doesn’t exists to me anymore because we’re used to it. All we need is to perform and make our fans happy,” he said.
Kaizer Chiefs are set to face the champions early and Katsande believes the match will help them see how far they are ready for the season.
“It’s important to see how far we are in terms if our fitness.”
The defensive midfielder says he has also been watching the World Cup in Russia with keen interest.
“It’s tricky now because what we have learnt in this World Cup is football has improved, anyone can be knocked out,” he said.