'

Katsande: we'll learn from our mistakes

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande is confident that Amakhosi will learn from their difficult 2017/18 season, which will now certainly end trophyless.

Chiefs' last hopes of silverware were dashed when they exited the Nedbank Cup with a 2-0 semifinal loss to Free State Stars. The result prompted fan protests, leading to the resignation of Steve Komphela. However, Katsande has claimed the team was prepared for change regardless of what happened in the cup.

“It's hard, the gods are not smiling at us. If you could see, we conceded two goals in critical phases — we should have done better. They got two chances and converted,” he told SuperSport.

“We got many chances but...[have not scored]. It’s been our problem for the past three seasons that we’re not converting chances. One mistake at the back [and] we lose matches.

“But at the end of the day, life has to go on. We have to go back to the drawing board. There’s nothing we can do to affect what’s going to happen. We can only affect what’s going to happen tomorrow.

“We knew that even if we were going to win the cup there’s going to be changes [at the club]. The management is going to rectify one or two mistakes.

“They’re a young team. They will learn from these mistakes, and come next season they will know what it is to play for Kaizer Chiefs.”