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Khama Billiat using Japan and Afcon to determine next move

05/12/2016 00:00:00
by KickOff.com
Mamelodi Sundowns kingpin Khama Billiat
SOUTH Africa: Mamelodi Sundowns kingpin Khama Billiat has admitted that the Fifa Club World Cup and the 2017 African Cup of Nations will provide the perfect platform that will trigger his desired overseas move.

Having been the best player in the PSL last term and nominated for two prestigious CAF awards, talk of a move abroad has been topical when Billiat’s name is mentioned.

While on show at the Club World Cup in Japan and January’s Afcon finals in Gabon, Billiat knows a solid display at both tournaments could be crucial in determining his next move.

“I will like to look at it in that way,” he responds to being asked by KickOff.com if he is viewing these two tournaments as being a path to an overseas move.

“This is why I am saying I need to go these tournaments in the best form. I have already worked on certain areas that I think I am weak in because this is a lifetime opportunity which doesn’t come twice. You might get it once and if you don’t use it in doing your best it will be a disadvantage to your career. 

“I think everyone is looking forward to that, to just be on top of their game. Even myself, I just believe that every game is an opportunity, even those that we play locally, because you never know who is watching.

"If you are on top of your game some people might get interested in you, but yes, it is a bigger tournament and bigger opportunity for us to really bring our best form and see what will happen afterwards.”

In the meantime KickOff.com has been told that Downs will only be guided by official offers that land on their table for the services of Billiat instead of falling for speculative talk.

Word reaching this website is that Sundowns are open to offers, but will also factor in what Billiat and his representative feel will be to the player’s best interests at this crucial peak stage of his career.

To date enquiries have been made from several countries in Europe, Asia and North Africa, but that is just as far as it has gone with Sundowns demanding that offers should be official and in writing for them to be considered.


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