Absa Premiership

Khama can do whatever he wants to do - Pitso

2017-11-23 20:35
Pitso Mosimane and Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - With Khama Billiat currently in his last year of his contract, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says the player can do what he wants with his future.

In an interview with SABC Sport, the former Bafana Bafana mentor has given up on securing the player's services beyond the 2017/18 season.

"Khama can do whatever he wants to," said Mosimane. "If he wants to stay, he can stay; if he wants to go... The contract is finishing. We are at peace with that.

"And when he realises that we are at peace, he unfolds his place (he relinquishes his starting place). He deserves to be in the starting line-up.

"You (Billiat) must work a little bit to get in the starting line-up. If the team wins why do you want to change it?"

The Zimbabwean recently inspired the Chloorkop side as he came off the substitute's bench to score twice in their 2-0 victory against Wits.

"So if he scores then it’s something else then you say 'okay, maybe he should start'," Mosimane said.

"You got to work yourself into the starting line-up."

Last month Billiat's representative Siyabulela Loyilane said that the Sundowns star does not want to leave on a free transfer and that contractual issues are not easy.

"The talks are in still in progress with Sundowns. It is not true that Billiat doesn't want to renew because he wants to leave for free," Loyilane said.

"People must understand that contractual issues are not easy. There are terms and conditions that we have to take into consideration."

Meanwhile, Billiat sent out a subliminal message on Twitter saying, "Until the Lord moves u, u need to stay rooted where u have been planted! Please come support us!"

Sundowns take on Chippa United on Saturday at 15:30 in an Absa Premiership clash.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Wits v Polokwane City, Bidvest Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Baroka FC, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Free State Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Cape Town City FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.