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Inside Ex-Kaizer Chiefs Captain Willard Katsande’s Thriving Business Empire In South Africa

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Retired Zimbabwean professional footballer, Williard Katsande

Retired Zimbabwean professional footballer, Williard Katsande is making waves in South Africa with his thriving business empire.

The innovative former player of Premier Soccer League club Kaizer Chiefs is doing quite well abroad. He has a lavish house that many can only dream of, an expensive car collection with top-of-the-range cars and a number of businesses to his name.

The business-minded footballer started having an enterprising mind after his father passed on. Willard Katsande revealed that he had to cut out a number of things so that he could focus on building his legacy. He said:

“I’ve had to cut off many things in my life to build my legacy, my company. You won’t see me hanging around in the mall because I need to invest my time into my business.”

Willard Katsande has been making some major boss moves.


Before he left Kaizer Chiefs, ‘Salt and Vinegar’ as Katsande was affectionately known by legions of fans, started a painting and plumbing business called Katsande Partner as he prepared for his life after retirement from football.

The retired Zimbabwean international footballer started his company in 2017.

“I can say it is a new business now, but I registered the company in 2017. But I was still learning, now I’m busy working. It is operating full-time now. We are doing a lot of work from home renovations, interiors and exteriors, handyman services such as bathroom fittings, kitchen fittings, and ceilings,” he told Daily Sun.

His well-established construction business is doing quite well. His construction business even came to the aid of former Orlando Pirates defender Lucky Lekgwathi whose restaurant was vandalized in Soweto.

Katsande who is hands-on always posts pictures of himself on the ground doing some handy work.

Willard Katsande thriving business empire
Willard Katsande’s thriving business empire in South Africa (Image Credit: Instagram via @kingsalt31)

Aside from his lucrative construction business, Willard Katsande also has a thriving clothing company. He named his brand after his famous nickname ‘Boss Ya Mboka Kitoko Makasi.

Willard Katsande thriving business
Willard Katsande businesses (Image Credit: Instagram)

For Willard Katsande, fashion has also been a point of interest for those who follow his social media profiles and professional career.

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Katsande’s clothing venture has been a success since it was kickstarted last year. The footballer has expanded his clothing brand from making t-shirts and is now making jackets, hoodies, headgear, as well as women’s gym wear.

Earlier, this year, he opened a soccer academy. The academy which is called “Kitoko Soccer School” will be offering training lessons for both boys and girls from the age of 7 to 16 years.

Speaking on why he decided to open a soccer school, Katsande revealed that he started Kitoko Soccer School because of his passion for the game. He said that the school aims to develop young football players using specialized football programmes.

“I started Kitoko Soccer School out of my passion for the game and identifying a need in my community. I have a lot of experience to share and hope to grow as a coach too. Football has given me so much, and now I am giving back.”

With the way his businesses are thriving, Willard Katsande looks set for life.

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