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Zimbabwean midfielder – Willard ‘Salt and Vinegar’ Katsande will make history tomorrow should he feature for Kaizer Chiefs in their CAF Champions League final against Al Ahly at the Mohammed V Stadium.

Katsande currently shares the record – with his Zimbabwean compatriot Tinashe Nengomasha – of foreign players who have represented the Amakhosi the most in official matches, with 325 appearances for the club.

He will, however, become the most capped [326] should he get selection on Saturday. The Zimbabwean has reflect on his journey so far:

“It gives me butterflies to hear some of the names that represented this brand in such a positive way. And now I’m sitting here, sharing the same number of games with an idol of mine growing up, Tinashe Nengomasha.

‘If I look back, I was a herd boy without a father, a mother without a job. It’s an achievement and a source of great pride being the foreign player who has played the most games for the Amakhosi. This is something that really means a lot to me.

“As I am sitting here with 325 games, it seems easy now. But I look back at what this badge demands of you, when you are playing week in and week out, sometimes three games in seven days.

“When you play well today, knowing you can’t get ahead of yourself because fans will come for you for the next game. Every game you play for Kaizer Chiefs is like playing in a cup final.

“But I hope I can be an inspiration for young players who will play for the club in the future, who will learn about the club’s history and hear about names like mine and Tinashe,” says Katsande.

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