- Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat was strongly linked with a return to Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of the current season
- Reports varied greatly, with some claiming strong interest, while others accused Sundowns of playing mind games
- Billiat has finally set the record straight, but also admitted that he cannot be sure of the intentions of his former club
At some point at the start of the season, it seemed as if Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat's return to Mamelodi Sundowns was a mere formality.
Many reports had surfaced, which linked the Zimbabwean to his former club and the rumours refused to die down.
Billiat still remains a Chiefs player even after the transfer window closed, but many fans still want to know the truth. Just how close did Billiat come to that sensational return?
Although the Amakhosi tried valiantly to make it clear that their star man was not for sale, the Brazilians didn't exactly refute the claims.
KickOFF.com reported that Billiat remains unsure of Sundowns' level of interest in him.
Billiat said, “I can’t confirm that [they contacted me] because I don’t know what was happening. I didn’t get anything to my phone and everything I just read on social media.”
The Chiefs attacker was quick to emphasise that he remains happy at the club and that he has no plans to leave.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many football followers believe that Sundowns' reported interest was a ploy by the Brazilians to unsettle the Glamour Boys at the start of the campaign.
Billiat was asked for his take on things and indicated that it wouldn't be the first time that Sundowns utilise mind games to destabilise the opposition.
The 29-year-old said, “I don’t know, I don’t know… I don’t know if they’re still doing it [playing these mind games]. I know from my experience that it used to work.”
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