Warriors skipper Willard Katsande has hailed his Kaizer Chiefs teammates following their victory over Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.
The Kaizer Chiefs enforcer described their win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium as “sweet and unforgettable”. The 2 nil victory kept the Amakhosi at the summit of the league table with a superior goal difference over Golden Arrows.
Speaking to kickoff.com, the 30-year-old Warriors Skipper is of the opinion that his former employers are always a difficult nut to crack, and expected a sterner challenge from the Urban Warriors.
“The victory was surprisingly easier than expected as Ajax always pose a great threat us,” Katsande told KickOff.com.
“But it was sweet and unforgettable as one likes to get a win over your old team. I’m just very happy for the three points as we are climbing the ladder.
“Obviously this victory will mean a lot to the fans and club and we need to repay them for their support that they’ve shown through thick and thin.”
Asked what he thought the catalyst in Chiefs’ turnaround is, Katsande says: “We are all still learning the coach’s philosophy but you can see that we’re buying into his tactics and styles – it was just a matter of time.
“We always knew it will take time but things are [now] falling into place and that’s why it’s important we all [remain] patient.”
Katsande reminded his teammates not to get too carried away as they will have to grind out results if they are to reclaim the league crown from Mamelodi Sundowns this season.
“This league is extremely difficult as there are a number of teams that can win the league [this season], but that’s obviously good for South African football and the fans as well.
“It’s a good spectacle for soccer if a country has a strong [competitive] soccer league,” he said.