Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande turns 34 on Wednesday and Briefly.co.za shares some interesting facts on his special day.
Willard Katsande has made a name for himself at Kaizer Chiefs, but the tough-tackling midfielder enjoyed a promising career prior to his move to Naturena.
Katsande celebrates his 34th birthday on Wednesday and was born in Mutoko, Zimbabwe.
The 34-year-old started his football career at Frontier Steel in 2002 and played for various other clubs in his home country.
The midfield anchor's talents were soon noticed and he moved to one of Zimbabwe's more prominent clubs, in the form of Gunners FC in 2009.
His solitary season at Gunners propelled them to league title glory and an outstanding run in the CAF Champions League.
That was enough to attract the interest from PSL club Ajax Cape Town and Katsande moved there in 2010.
Again, it took just one season to make his mark and the Glamour Boys soon came calling.
2013 turned out to be a memorable year for Katsande as he won the PSL title as well as the Nedbank Cup.
However, 2013 will also be remembered for Katsande receiving the most bookings of any player, with a red card and 10 yellows.
It took a while for Katsande to register his first goal for Chiefs, but it eventually came in memorable fashion against Orlando Pirates on March 15th, 2014.
If 2013 was good, 2014 was even better as he won most of the individual player awards at the end of season ceremony.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Katsande walked away with R230 000 purely based on the awards won on the night.
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