- Kham Billiat has opened up about his decision to join Kaizer Chiefs rather than moving to an overseas club
- Billiat said he had always wanted to play for Kaizer Chiefs
- The decision by Bobby Motaung to visit Billiat’s family in Zimbabwe ultimately sealed the deal
Khama Billiat has opened up about his decision to join Kaizer Chiefs rather than moving to an overseas club. Billiat joined the Amakhosi on a three-year deal at the end of June after his contract with Mamelodi Sundowns expired.
Billiat’s move from the current PSL champions was not surprising and was widely expected although until he was announced at Kaizer Chiefs his destination was unknown. Most pundits were slightly surprised when he chose to stay in South Africa despite having confirmed offers from overseas-based clubs.
Billiat himself confirmed that he had a couple of offers from overseas and said Kaizer Chiefs only made an offer at the last minute.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Billiat revealed he had always dreamed of playing for Kaizer Chiefs and only just missed out on joining the glamour side in 2009. Billiat said ultimately there had been one reason which sealed the deal and finally made up his mind.
Billiat said Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung’s decision to personally visit his parents at their home in Zimbabwe was that one thing.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Billiat said the gesture by Motaung made all the difference and was something which he would hold near and dear to his heart for the rest of his life.
Billiat said the gesture proved what type of club Kaizer Chiefs was and showed that the club still had family values.
The striker said he had always respected the club and he had dreamed of playing for the side since he was a small boy.
Billiat said the love and respect which Motaung had shown his family played a huge part in his decision.
Billiat is reportedly the highest earner in the PSL with some reports suggesting his deal with Kaizer Chiefs is worth R12 million per year after tax.
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