Katsvairo in Botswana

Michelle Katsvairo

Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter

NOMADIC striker, Michelle Katsvairo has joined Botswana top-flight side Township Rollers on a one-year deal.

He reunites with former coach, Nikola Kavazović.


Katsvairo is set to join Rollers for pre-season this week while the Botswana league is expected to start in January next year.



The midfielder joined the former champions from Highlanders where he arrived in February this year but could not kick a ball owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.


In an interview with H-Metro on Tuesday, Katsvairo said he is delighted to reunite with his former coach.


Kavazović worked with Katsvairo at Free State Stars in South Africa and was also in charge when the Zimbabwean was on the verge of signing for Kenya’s AFC Leopards.


“Yes I have joined Township Rollers on a one-year deal with an option of extending. It’s a good move for me because I am reuniting with my former coach Nikola.


“He coached me at Free State Stars and is the one who was at AFC Leopards when I went to Kenya. I think that will help me settle,” Katsvairo told H-Metro.



Katsvairo has been on the books of about eight teams in the last decade and is not worried about that.


“To me what is important is to play football and I will concentrate just on that. I was only left with one month at Highlanders and it’s unfortunate that I couldn’t play.


“Now it’s time to move on, I am expecting to start preseason this week while league return is set for January next year,” said Katsvairo.


Rollers confirmed the arrival of the 30-year old saying: “Township Rollers is pleased to announce the signing of Zimbabwean forward Michelle Katsvairo, who joins the club from Zimbabwe Premier League giants Highlanders.


“In the past the experienced forward played for Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars in the South African PSL and earned senior caps with the Zimbabwean national team, the Warriors.”



Katsvairo played for clubs like Black Mambas, Gunners, FC Platinum, Chicken Inn, Ngezi Platinum and Highlanders (all Zimbabwe) and Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars (South Africa) and Singida United (Tanzania).