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Billiat favourite for top Africa CAF award

2016-11-23 18:15
Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Khama Billiat is on course to become the first Zimbabwean to win the CAF African Player of the Year (based in Africa) award.

Billiat has been in breathtaking form for his club side Mamelodi Sundowns, helping them win their first ever CAF Champions League crown.

He also played a huge role in Sundowns winning the league last season and was named as the PSL's Player of the Season.

On the international front, the former CAPS United and Ajax Cape Town winger has helped Zimbabwe qualify for the African Cup of Nations in Gabon next year.

He is on a short-list of five for the award, the others being club-mates Keagan Dolly, Hlompho Kekana and Denis Onyango, as well as Zambian Rainford Kalaba, who plays for DR Congo club TP Mazembe, the CAF Confederation Cup champions.

Billiat was also nominated for the African Player of the Year award, but did not make the final shortlist of five players made up of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Leicester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Roma) and Islam Slimani (Algeria, Leicester City).

Billiat will be looking to inspire the Brazilians to victory when they face an in-form Golden Arrows side at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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