Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has offered the reasons behind benching Willard Katsande against Orlando Pirate last weekend.

Chiefs & Pirates played to a 1-all draw where the Zimbabwean international surprisingly saw himself, for the first time ever, starting as a substitute in the Soweto Derby.

“It looks like we have done something right without Katsande… We have done something right without Billiat against AmaZulu… There is no guarantee for anybody, there is no guarantee at this moment. It’s about performance,” Middendorp began to explain.

“I have said before that all players are equal, but some players are more equal… And in this moment it is a decision of the technical team in this week preparing for this game,” the German told journalists.