Billiat: 'Downs will miss Schut

2015-08-04 19:45
Alje Schut (Supplied)
Alje Schut (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Khama Billiat admits the absence of former captain Alje Schut will have a big impact on the team's performance this season.

The Dutchman left Chloorkop after three years due to his desire to return with his family to the Netherlands, although the defender has not retired from the game and admitted he would like to continue playing on in his homeland.

'Downs are yet to replace Schut, with Ramahlwe Mphahlele being rumoured as a potential target to become club captain, but even if a positional replacement is found, Billiat concedes they will still be short of a leader.

"You know, he was not just a captain to us. He was our leader and one of us," he told Soccer Laduma.

"We are going to miss him so much, but you know, as a team we have to continue from where we left off last season and win things because that's what Alje would want us to do.

"But we will miss him as a player and a leader," Billiat concluded.

The Brazilians open their season at home against Bloemfontein Celtic in the MTN8 quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 5 before making the trip to Royal Bafokeng Stadium to start their Premiership campaign against Platinum Stars on Saturday.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  khama billiat  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
30 October 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.