Absa Premiership

Billiat a massive addition to Chiefs, says Katsande

2018-06-25 12:00
Willard Katsande (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has hailed the club for winning the race to sign former Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat.

Chiefs announced they had secured the services of the talented Zimbabwe international from rivals Sundowns earlier this week, with his contract due to expire at the end of this month.

Katsande feels Amakhosi needed a player of Billiat's abilities to help them reclaim their place as a dominant force in South African football.

Billiat was heavily linked with clubs abroad as well as African powerhouses Zamalek before choosing the Soweto giants. He will join compatriots Katsande and Teenage Hadebe at Naturena.

"It's massive addition to us. We really wanted someone who can have effect on our matches," Katsande told the Herald.

"For me, it is also a good feeling whereby I know how he plays; all we need to do is to help him settle in at the club."

While Billiat has faced a lot of criticism in Zimbabwe for turning down offers to play overseas, Katsande is optimistic the forward still has a chance of making it abroad.

"His European chances are not yet over. He can still go after helping us win the league. Chiefs won't hold onto players who want to go overseas," the 32-year-old added.

 

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