South African journalist James Freemantle says rumours linking former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane with a move for Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat are obviously rubbish.
Writing for The South African, Freemantle argued that Mosimane’s club Al-Ahli Saudi FC are second in the Saudi First Division League and the coach is focused on fighting for promotion and nothing else. He added:
As we know, Pitso and Billiat have enjoyed some special moments together at Sundowns and that can’t be forgotten, nor will it be.
However, their chemistry was forged by success and playing at the highest level for trophies. Also, that was then and this is now.
Billiat is 32 and injured for the remainder of the current campaign, and who knows if he’ll ever get back to his best?
The attacker has absolutely no experience playing for a side pushing for promotion.
Why would Pitso take a gamble on him then? Makes no sense. No sense at all.
So, if you’ve read rumours about Pitso wanting Billiat, just know that those are completely and utterly made up and there is absolutely no substance behind them.
I’m happy to be wrong on this one, but I’m not going to be.
A recent report by another South African publication, Sunday World claimed “Billiat’s days at Kaizer Chiefs are numbered and his services have been offered to Pitso Mosimane’s club Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia.”
Under Mosimane at Mamelodi Sundowns, Billiat was at the peak of his powers and won the CAF Champions League and Player of the Year in 2016, before he moved to Chiefs.
However, nagging injuries have affected Billiat’s form at the Soweto giants, and club legends gave taken every opportunity given to criticize him.