The time when Kaizer Chiefs said no to Khama Billiat

Billiat, who won three awards including the Footballer of the Season award, says he has no hard feelings for being snubbed by Chiefs earlier in his career.

He, together with fellow Zimbabweans, Knowledge Musona and Thomas Sweswe, were under the Chiefs radar but Amakhosi only decided to sign the two and left Billiat out in the cold, saying he was not ready at the time. But Billiat has since gone from strength to strength.

“It made me a better player. I look at it in this way: Knowledge Musona is going to play there, which means I’m closer and I might be the next one, so I kept on going and that was the motivation.

“Knowledge was motivating me, telling me how beautiful it is this side (in the PSL) and how nice football can be – talking to him was just a motivation,” said Mamelodi Sundowns star.

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