Ertugral keeps Billiat at home

2013-08-02 17:02
Khama Billiat (Gallo)
Cape Town - Muhsin Ertugral wants Khama Billiat to clear his head, leaving him out of Ajax Cape Town's squad for their PSL season opener.

Football411's website reports that Ertugral has told Billiat that he wishes for him to stay with the Urban Warriors and honour the contract he has with them, but that he needs to clear his head before he can play for them again.

Speculation has circled around the Zimbabwe international's future, with Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates thought to be interested, with reports suggesting that official offers have already been tabled to acquire his services, even when Billiat was training with Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow during the off-season.

"I had a close chat with him in the week and I've decided to leave him out (for Saturday)," said Ertugral.

"We still want him here at Ajax and we've told him so, but the ball is now in his court.

"He must make a decision but for the moment his mind is not here, and so he'll be no use to us.

"A decision must be taken either way next week.

"I will put pressure on management to get the matter resolved.

"We'll see how it goes next week. Hopefully he'll stay with us." 

The Urban Warriors will hope to get off to a good start to their 2013/14 season when they travel to King Zwelithini Stadium to take on Golden Arrows.


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

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
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
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


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.