Former Kaizer Chiefs and Zimbabwe international Willard Katsande penned an emotional letter to fans as he left the club following the expiration of his contract.
The club announced it was not going to renew Katsande’s contract for the coming season.
Below is Katsande’s letter.
It is with a heavy heart that I must leave my beloved Kaizer Chiefs Family. I am honoured and eternally grateful to the Chairman of the Club, Mr Kaizer Motaung for granting me the opportunity to represent this great institution over the past 10 years.
To the peace-loving fans of Kaizer Chiefs, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your support and encouragement over the years. You have consistently been the 12th Man lifting our spirits, during the good times and difficult phases. I trust that I represented the Badge and Brand with the respect and dignity that it deserves. “Respect the Badge in front and the faithful will forever remember the name at the back.”
I am blessed beyond imagination, having represented my childhood dream Club for over 320 games, lifted four trophies and participated in the Champions League. Kaizer Chiefs is my family and will always be in my heart. The journey continues and the next chapter of my life commences.
To my wonderful children, thank you for accepting Kaizer Chiefs as an integral part of our lives. Love and Peace. Amakhosi For life Willard “Salt and Vinegar” Katsande