Kaizer Chiefs midfield hardman Willard Katsande takes no prisoners on the field of play but is soft off it as displayed by his fondness for class, elegance and royalty both on the road and in his choice of threads.
The hard tackling anchorman now 33 who revealed his retirement plans drives away in top of the range vehicles and seems to have a penchant affection with designer wear.
Parked in the garage of the midfield workhorse are top of the range drives including a BMW M50d valued at around R1,6 million and a Land Rover Range Rover Sport Evoque with an asking price in the region of R1 million that could rival the midfielder in terms of horsepower and pulling capacity when in full throttle.
The unassuming midfielder tops it up with a touch of finesse in his choice of clothes favouring top of the range brands such Luis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Gucci among other designer clothes.
The soft spotted nature off the field as dictated by his choice of fine apparel belies his no nonsense approach in fighting for the cause of Kaizer Chief faithfuls who have nicknamed him Salt & Vinegar ,a moniker that he has taken to heart as his social media profile are named King Salt probably in reference to the way he bosses opponents in the middle of the park.
Katsande’s social media posts are captioned, “Kitoko Makasi” which is Lingala, a language spoken throughout north-western DRC. Kitoko Makasi means beautiful.
Fans of the former Zimbabwe international however have to contend with an ugly fact, the midfielder opened a can of worms by stating his career plans going forward and indeed he is in the twilight of his career.
Katsande has openly admitted that he only has a few seasons left in him to play at his optimum at the highest level.
“My body feels like I am 26, so I can play for a couple of seasons, l am targeting to retire in 2022,” said Katsande a midfielder‚ who hardly ever pulls out of a tackle .
Katsande might probably be considering a career in the game post-retirement as he has often gone back to the community that nurtured him to encourage upcoming talent through sponsoring the Willard Katsande Under 18 soccer tournament in his home province of Manicaland, Zimbabwe.