Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has described the injury of Amakhosi star Khama Billiat as “not good” suggesting that he will be sidelined for a prolonged period of time, again.
Billiat sustained the injury following a nasty tackle by Sundowns defender Andile Jali during a DSTV Kaizer Chiefs victory against Mamelodi Sundowns. Billiat had just recovered from another injury.
Speaking to the South African newspaper, The Sowetan, Hunt said Billiat is set to miss a number of games but could not reveal the extent of the injury. He said:
He got an injury on the same leg that he broke [before], and it is not good.
Since we are playing every three days, if you miss two or three weeks, you will miss many games. I’m not sure what the diagnosis is there, but he was not walking well after the injury.
Billiat spent the good part of this season on the sidelines due to injuries.
The latest injury comes when Zimbabwe is gearing up for the World Cup qualifiers and Billiat is one of the players the Warriors coach, Zdravko Loga Logarusic was banking on.
Loga is expected to announce Zimbabwe’s provisional squad for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia next week.
Zimbabwe are in Group G with former continental champions Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia.
The Warriors are set to face South Africa at home in a match between June 5 and 8, followed by a trip to Ethiopia for a game set for June 11-14.