Billiat still loves Cape Town

Zimbabwe Warriors attacking midfielder, Khama Billiat could have left Ajax Cape Town for Mamelodi Sundowns, but the tearaway star said this week he still had fond memories about the “Mother City”.


Billiat, whose side was set to meet his former paymasters in a midweek game, said he would live to remember the memories he made while turning out for the Urban Warriors, who turned him from a virtual unknown to a star in everyone’s leaps in barely two seasons.

Ajax also put him on the verge of a European break, before he became the most expensive Absa Premiership star when he signed for the cash-rich Sundowns on a five-season deal. Most bitter about the player’s move is that he did not get a chance to say “Goodbye” to his former team-mates, a mutual feeling between the player and his former coach, Muhsin Ertugral.

Ajax’s Austrian-born coach said last month he was disappointed with the way Billiat left the club, saying the 23-year-old should have said goodbye to his former team-mates. Billiat said he intended to bid farewell but was unable to. “The deal was on and off, so I didn’t know when I would leave so I didn’t want to say goodbye before the time,” said Billiat.

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