Sekhukhune United Could Recall Willard Katsande From Retirement As Babina Noko Struggle to Find a Replacement

Sekhukhune United Could Recall Willard Katsande From Retirement As Babina Noko Struggle to Find a Replacement

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:06 PM
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  • Zimbabwe's Willard Katsande retired from professional football recently but could be making a return
  • Willard Katsande joined Sekhukhune United last year from Kaizer Chiefs after 10 years at the Amakhosi
  • Sekhukhune United have struggled to replace Willard Katsande and could ask him to come out of retirement

Willard Katsande could be making a sudden return to professional football.

The former Zimbabwean international and Kaizer Chiefs star hung up his boots at the end of the season but could be forced out of retirement.

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Sekhukhune United could recall Willard Katsande out of retirement as they have struggled to find a replacement for the veteran midfielder. Image: @MickyJnr_/ @Prince_Yyoza
Source: Twitter

As reported by Sowetan LIVE, Katsande retired and took up the position of brand ambassador at Sekhukhune United.

However, according to a club source, the club are struggling to find a replacement for the veteran midfielder and could ask Katsande to come out of retirement for another season.

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“The club is struggling to get a central midfielder and will be forced to bring Katsande back from retirement,” the source told the publication.

Katsande joined Sekhukhune last year after spending ten years at Kaizer Chiefs. He played a vital role in helping Babina Noko retain its DStv Premiership status in their first season.

Katsande has played over 343 games during his lengthy career, scoring 18 goals and providing 10 assists.

He has won two league titles and one MTN8 championship during his career, TransferMarkt confirmed.

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Sekhukhune United star Willard Katsande is buzzing after scoring his first goal for the club against AmaZulu.

The DStv Premiership clash was a mouthwatering one with Sekhukhune in decent form and AmaZulu looking to improve their league run.

Katsande scored his first goal for Sekhukhune and was delighted with himself, the team won the game 2-0 with a goal from Chibuike Ohizu sealing the deal.

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There is no denying that football is a lucrative career and players who get to the top have a high likelihood of becoming extremely wealthy.

But it is one of the shortest careers out here, and a player has 10-15 years to give his best before the body physically starts demanding a rest.

Zimbabwe international Willard Katsande knows this all too well and was quick to set himself up for the future early enough.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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