Khama Billiat shares how difficult it is to be a professional footballer in SA. Khama Billiat came in SA in 2010 just before he turned 20. Khama is regarded as one of the best players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and over the weekend he received the footballer’s union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) best foreign player award.
However Kaizer Chief’s forward Khama Billiat shared how difficult it is to be a professional footballer in South Africa.While speaking to Zimbabwen publicat6 Soccer 24 on Wednesday Billiat opened up about some of the challenges he faced while playing football in South Africa.“It is never easy playing outside the country, trying to deal with different situations, different cultures, different personalities in terms of the difference between countries,” Billiat said.
Billiat secured a lot of wins in South Africa especially when he was at Mamelodi Sundowns. Billiat’s first South African club was Ajax Cape Town having joined the now-defunct Mother City side from Zimbabwean giants Caps United in July 2010.
The diminutive player spent three seasons with Ajax and he was a vital player of the Urban Warriors team which came close to winning the PSL title in the 2010/11 season.
His exploits lured interest from top local clubs Sundowns and Orlando Pirates and it was Masandawana who managed to seal a deal with Khama Billiat.
Billiat career was at it’s peak during his time with the Tshwane giants under coach Pitso Mosimane.
The Harare-born player spent five successful campaigns with Sundowns, before he left and became a free agent.
Billiat was linked with Egyptian giants Zamalek and Egypt, but he preferred to remain in South Africa and joined Chiefs, who reportedly offered him a lucrative deal.