Zimbabwe and Kaizer Chiefs legend Tinashe Nengomasha has warned his countryman Khama Billiat against leaving Amakhosi for north African clubs, saying the midfielder should avoid a “Neymar-like standoff” with the club.
This comes at a time when Billiat’ agent, Mike Ngobeni, publicly confirmed that Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca and a host of other North African giants want his client.
Nengomasha is however of the view that Billiat needs to remain at Chiefs, predicting that North Africa might be difficult to adapt to. Speaking to the Sowetan yesterday, the father, as Nengomasha is popularly known said:
Billiat must remain at Chiefs. We do not want to see another Neymar situation with him. He’s at the peak of his career. I think the only move that he must consider is going to Europe.
Neymar now wants to return to Barca because he wanted money at PSG. Billiat must see that as a lesson. He seems happy in SA, he knows the league and his family is closer to him. I feel if he can move to north Africa, two years later he will regret.
Chiefs showed him love by signing him and giving him reasonable salary, of which I do not know how much. But he must stay there and repay the faith by winning trophies.
Nengomasha’s remarks coincide with the departure of his compatriots Nyasha Munetsi and Teenage Hadebe having just transferred to reputable European leagues from Orlando Pirates and Chiefs respectively.
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