- Khama Billiat has labelled Kaizer Chiefs fans as ‘the best’ and said he was looking forward to building a ‘great relationship’ with them
- The former Mamelodi Sundowns player wants to lead his new club back to glory
- Billiat is reportedly the highest paid footballer in the PSL and earns an estimate R200 000 per month
Kaizer Chiefs latest recruit Khama Billiat has moved to engrain himself in his new club’s culture and to endear himself to the club’s passionate and at times critical supporters. Billiat recently said Kaizer Chiefs fans are ‘the best’ in the country and said he was looking forward to building a ‘great relationship’ with the fans.
Kaizer Chiefs is one of the best supported (if not the best) clubs in the PSL with throngs of passionate and colourful supporters. Billiat said during his time at Mamelodi Sundowns it became clear to him that Chiefs fans gave their players all the support they could want or need.
Billiat has made it clear that he wants to help lead the glamour PSL team back to glory and winning ways. He said he was focused on achieving goals set out for the team as a whole and wanted to help the team win silverware again.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Billiat said he had integrated easily at the Naturena when he arrived after taking a short holiday in his home country of Zimbabwe. Billiat said it was easy to slot into the team and everyone was warm and welcoming.
He said it was as if he had been with the club for years.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Billiat completed the move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer Chiefs at the start of June. He joined the local side despite having various offers from overseas-based clubs.
Billiat is believed to be the highest paid footballer in the PSL and according to Sport24.com earns around R200 000 per month.
His former coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed that Billiat was extremely well compensated. Mosimane said Mamelodi Sundowns could not afford to counter the offer made by Kaizer Chiefs.
Mosimane added that he and Sundowns chairman Patrice Motsepe decided not to make a counter of their own because this would have caused serious discontent in the Sundowns camp and would have caused three or four other players from leaving the club.
Mosimane said Sundowns last offer to Billiat was already more than anyone else in the PSL earned.
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