- Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt comments on Khama Billiat's future, saying the 30-year-old is still part of his plans at Naturena
- After their 1-0 win over Pirates on Sunday afternoon, Hunt laments media reports linking the striker with a move away from Amakhosi
- The four-time PSL winner explains the Zimbabwean international is currently nursing a broken leg but needs time to recover
In the wake of a hard-fought win over old rivals, Orlando Pirates on Sunday afternoon, Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has shared a crucial update on striker Khama Billiat's future, that he is still part of his plans at Naturena.
The Amakhosi mentor explains the Zimbabwean international is currently nursing a broken leg but he is still a key figure of his team despite media reports suggesting otherwise.
Hunt led his troops to a 1-0 win over the Buccaneers at FNB Stadium, thus bagging his first Soweto derby victory via a goal netted by striker Samir Nurkovic.
'King Khama' has been heavily linked with a move away from the Soweto giants in recent times but the former Bidvest Wits manager says he doesn't know where the reports linking the 30-year-old with the move come from.
Instead, the former SuperSport United boss said the skillful attacker is recovering from a broken leg. Hunt told the media:
"He's all in the plans. It's only people like yourself [media] who say he's not in the plans, so I don't know where the story comes from.
"So, ja, he's in the plans and we need to get him fit. He had a broken leg, he's jogging and running now, so hopefully, in the next two weeks we can at least get him a little bit of game time – 20 minutes here and there in some friendlies or something."
Billiat has been a notable absentee for Chiefs as he has featured in 16 games across all competitions with five assists and one goal so far.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Glamour Boys were looking at beefing the squad with a number of new recruits.
Sitting at number nine with 23 points on the DStv Premiership table, Chiefs don't seem to be faring very well this term but the win over Pirates will boost their morale going forward.
This website reported that according to a source close to the team, the club's hierarchy management is looking to recruit a number of new players once their two-year-long ban from buying new players is lifted, this will be taking place in July this year.
Chiefs recently announced the departure of midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase after terminating his contracting following a lack of regular game time under the four-time Premier Soccer League winner.
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Source: Briefly News