Zimbabwean international footballer, Khama Billiat has signed a two-year contract extension at Kaizer Chiefs to end uncertainty around his future.
The 30-year-old Warriors striker’s future was up in the air after his contract expired on June 30 although Kaizer Chiefs had an option to extend it by another season.
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He was linked with a move to many clubs including Al Ahly under the guidance of former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane.
Billiat endured a forgettable season at Chiefs due to injury problems, and will now be hoping for a better season.
The Johannesburg-based club confirmed Billiat’s contract renewal while announcing contract renewals for several other players at the club. Said Chiefs in a statement:
Chiefs have also extended Khama Billiat’s contract. He will be with Amakhosi for two more seasons after signing for two years. The Zimbabwean attacking midfielder arrived at Chiefs in 2018 ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Billiat is one of the five senior players who have been given new deals by Amakhosi. The others are Itumeleng Khune, Lebogang Manyama, Bernard Parker and Ramahlwe Mphahlele.
On Tuesday, Amakhosi confirmed the signing of Bafana Bafana midfielder Keagan Dolly who played for French club Montpellier.
The 28-year-old South African international’s arrival at Chiefs completes a famous, old combination with Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro which plundered goals for Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 when they won the CAF Champions League.
Meanwhile, Billiat’s compatriot, Willard Katsande has not been given a new contract, which confirms recent reports that he might be leaving Naturena.
The 35-year-old former Warriors captain who has been at Chiefs since 2001 has been linked with a move to Durban club Amazulu.
Katsande will walk away from Chiefs having scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in 308 official matches he featured in since 2011.