"Without Katsande, We Will Lose This League"

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) title race took a turn this past weekend, as Mamelodi Sundowns played out a draw against Highlands Park, allowing Kaizer Chiefs to take a six-point lead at the top of the table after their victory over Polokwane City. Amakhosi’s line-up had changed from their mid-week draw to Bidvest Wits, most notably with midfield general Willard Katsande dropping to the bench. Katsande scored the first of Chiefs’ three quick-fire goals in their comeback victory, suggesting that he was the catalyst in Amakhosi’s quick turn around.

On SL Radio’s Fan Reaction Show podcast, one fan suggested that without Katsande in the team, that Amakhosi might lose the league, stating “We must always play Katsande, without Katsande there is no league. I’m warning [Middendorp], if he puts Katsande aside, he’ll lose this league.” Many fans were full of praise for Katsande, who’s been a mainstay Chiefs’ midfield, as well as man-of-the-match Samir Nurkovic who bagged a goal (his 13th goal in the PSL) and two assists.

During the podcast, fans also debate Sundowns’ title chances as the big clash between the two title hopefuls draws closer.