Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has responded to critics calling for his sacking at the club.

The 33-year-old has been under-fire following a disastrous campaign, and now the Amakhosi faithful wants him axed along with other senior players.

But when asked whether there is any certainty around his future, Katsande assured his position at the Soweto Giants.

“Obviously if I’m here giving you interviews, it means I’m part of the future. Until I’m told that I’m not part of the future,” the skipper told Kick-off.com.

“At the moment, I’m a Kaizer Chiefs player and I’m the Kaizer Chiefs captain, so I’m here to speak on behalf of the team.

“Going forward, as a professional, you always plan for the future until tomorrow, when you get any news saying that you can’t continue.”

The former Warriors captain says he is not bothered by the criticism and will remain positive.

“I’m a big guy. I’m a big dog. I take any criticism because I’ve been in this game and in this team for long, and I know how to win.

“So, you take the criticism and turn it to positive, so that you come back with something to prove. I’m not bothered about it, because the fans are obviously upset because we never delivered trophies in the past four seasons – they have a right to be angry at us,” he added.