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‘Be ready to move on’: Former PSL coach tells Khama Billiat

"It's not for debate that he is a star. He is a top player, but he has just been unfortunate.”

Former Black Leopards coach Sunday Chidzambwa has told Khama Billiat to be ready to move on from Dstv Premiership side Kaizer Chiefs.

Chidzambwa is of the view that the forward’s stay at the club is no long justifiable, looking at what he has achieved at the club.

Billiat has blown hot and cold since his famous switch from Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018.

Injuries undoubtedly derailed him, and the latest groin injury has all but left him on the edge, as he is in the last five months of his contract.

His statistics at the Soweto giants have been a pale reflection of what is expected from him.

After four seasons, the Zimbabwean striker made 125 appearances where he managed 24 goals and 29 assists. 

In contrast Mamelodi Sundowns where he netted 47 goals and was the provider on 43 occasions in 140 matches.

Khama Billiat with a Kaizer Chiefs fan. Picture by Kaizer Chiefs/Facebook.
Khama Billiat. Picture by Kaizer Chiefs

WHY KHAMA BILLIAT SHOULD BE PREPARE TO MOVE ON

And considering his statistics, coach Chidzambwa said Billiat must prepare himself for significant changes in his career.

Chidzambwa said: “At this point anything is possible. Injuries have affected him. If the contract is ending, there are always two possibilities, its either moving on with the club or moving away from of the club.

“The latter is usually the toughest and one that needs to be prepared for mentally. He has to be ready for both,” Chidzambwa told FARPost.

Chidzambwa however maintains that the 32-year-old is not past his prime.

“It’s not for debate that he is a star. He is a top player, but he has just been unfortunate,” Chidzambwa added.

“There are seasons, ups and downs but all that doesn’t take away the talent and the quality he has in all respects.”

ARTHUR ZWANE PLAYING CARDS CLOSE TO HIS CHEST

Meanwhile Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has been coy about the possibilities that Billiat faces when the season ends.

“Look, everything boils down to one thing profiling players, the plan for next season, I’m not going to say who will be part of the team next season, I don’t know as it stands. As things they are right now, only time will tell,” Zwane said.

Billiat last played a competitive match in October. His stay at the Naturena based side remains subject to debate as he will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.

It remains to be seen wether the club decides to extent his contract or not.

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