By Brighton Ncube -My Bulawayo reporter
Kaizer Chiefs midfilder and Warriors Skipper Willard Katsande has been reported changed his mind concerning his recent announcement on him hanging his boots in international football.This came at a time when the hardman, who led the warriors in the 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations came home with only 1 point. Willard Katsande revealed himself available for the Zimbabwe national team and promised Zimbabweans to do his best in leading the troops in the coming 2019 AFCON qualifers.
Zimbabwe warriors were in everyone’s lips and being heavily blamed for the poor perfomance, that they displayed in the recent AFCON tournament played in Gabon. Katsande further highlighted the need for other Zimbabwean players to make the nation proud and continue pushing to put the country on the map. The Kaizer Chief midfilder scored a spectacular goal in one of the ABSA premier soccer league matches played few weeks ago in South Africa.
He says he was encouraged to lead the troops again in Zimbabwean colours by Kaizer Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung, the Amkhosi head coach Steve Komphela, and former Warriors and Mamelodi Sundows hitman Esrom Nyandoro. The 31 year old’s decision to return and be given another chance to represent the warriors was well accepted by many people in the sporting fratenity, from the recent Fired Warriors head coach Pasuwa.
“the coach told me that i still have a lot to offer in terms of the national team so i have changed my mind and would want to represent my country and tske it to the next AFCON in 2019 and I believe this tournament will be my last before I retire” he said
The Zimbabwean head coach was fired by the Zimbabwe Football Association after a poor perfomance by his team in the recent played AFCON 2017.Pasuwa initially resigned as the warriors head coach but made a u-turn on his decision and insisted he would not resign after returning from Gabon.
However, following recommendations from the High-Performance Committee, the association has decided to terminate Pasuwa’s contract.
In a letter handed to Pasuwa today, ZIFA acting Secretary General, Joseph Mamutse wrote:
The Zimbabwe Football Association would like to advise that after examining the High-Performance Committee review report, we hereby advise that ZIFA will terminate with effect from the 28th of February 2017 when the contract expires and would expect you to comply with necessary requirements as well as section 5.2 of the contract.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the services you rendered during the period as national team coach.
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