Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Midderndorp does not understand how “injured” Khama Billiat was able to play for the Zimbabwe national team in the 1-0 win over Somalia on Tuesday.
Billiat reportedly hurt his pelvic area following Chiefs’ win over Cape Town City on August 27.
Speaking to reporters after he had just been announced the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month for August, Middendorp said:
You should talk to the player. I actually have my own idea in this direction – and the player made the decision.
We were not able to use the player as a club for the full 90 minutes at all, and I understand wanting to serve his country and so on.
That is why I say ask Billiat. How is he capable then, three days later, to do something responsible?
I have my own idea about it when talking about loading and effective training loading. One idea is to get the player totally injury free, secondly is to get the player to a certain effectiveness so he can contribute to team performance.
The rest you can make up your mind (about).