ZIMBABWE international midfielder Willard Katsande who plays his club football for South African Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs has taken over the penalty duties at his club after Telkom Knockout final calamity in which they missed two spot kicks.
Katsande who is also the Zimbabwe senior soccer team captain told Kick Off that his experience had driven him to assume more responsibility on the field this season, which includes taking penalties for Amakhosi.
Since the Telkom Knockout final calamity in which Chiefs missed two spot-kicks, Katsande has taken charge, converting twice from the spot in the last three games.
“It all goes with taking responsibility because I have been here for quite some time, so I thought it is time for me to step up and take over,” says Katsande, who had scored just thrice in 117 starts prior to the start of this season.
The Zimbabwean hardman, known predominantly for anchoring the midfield since arriving at Chiefs in 2011, says his actions are informed by his desire to see the club succeed.
“My main objective is always to make sure that the team gets maximum points. I never think about individuals,” he says.