SOUTH AFRICAN glamour club Kaizer Chiefs yesterday said they are unlikely to accept any offers for Warriors midfielder Willard Katsande who has been linked with German teams, among them Bundesliga side Hamburg.
Chiefs insist they will hang onto Katsande and are not worried that the hard-tackling player’s contract runs out at the end of June.
AmaZulu, eager to rope in the services of another Chiefs player Lucky Baloyi, hope the assurance of more game-time will persuade the midfielder to come on board.
Katsande’s agent — Edzai Kasinauyo — will start weighing up the player’s options soon, with many clubs expected to come knocking on the door of the Soweto giants.
But Chiefs are not willing to part ways with the two – or any of their other players – and insist it will be “very difficult” for any club to lure them from Naturena.
“These two players (Baloyi and Katsande) are very important to the club, so it will be very difficult for any team to take them from the club,” Chiefs’ corporate communications manager Vina Maphosa told KickOff.com.
“The official position of the club is that Baloyi and Katsande are not for sale. Actually we are not talking to any clubs at the moment,” he added.
Unlike Katsande, Baloyi’s contract with the club will only run out at the end of June 2015.
“The issue of the contracts of the two players will only be discussed when the right time comes. So for now, this is not an issue,” Maphosa explained.