Warriors Midfielder To Join South Africa's Supersport

Katsande reportedly impressed the technical team at Supersprot and a deal could be on the offing for the 23 –year old Mutare –born star.

Katsande is one of the players called by national soccer team caretaker coach Norman Mapeza to take part in the country’s campaign for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

The Warriors face Liberia in Monrovia on 4 September in a tricky qualifier.

His chances of joining the South African football giants has been boosted by the fact that Supersport is still to exhaust their quota for foreign players.

Clubs in the South African top flight league were restricted to signing five foreign players only. Supersport currently had four foreigners in their ranks.

Katsande was this week upbeat about his chances of making a dream move into the cash-rich ABSA Premier Soccer League saying: “I am happy to say they were really impressed with my performance. In fact they openly confessed their interest in sealing a deal but I am told through my agent, that we just have to wait for a week before they make up their mind.

I think chances are high that the transfer will materialise given that Supersport United still have room to accommodate one more foreigner in their team.”

Katsande, popularly known as “Widzo” has had stints with local sides such as Eastern Lions, whose franchise was sold to Bulawayo two seasons ago, Highway, the Mutare-based team that was disbanded after it was relegated last season, and Monomotapa.

Katsande said the move to South Africa could be the stepping stone to take him to Europe.

“I think I have age on my side and I hope to end my carrier in Europe,” he said. “I am confident that I am equal to the task. There is really nothing out of the ordinary in the ABSA Premiership in terms of standards of the game except that they pay better than the domestic league.