Khama Billiat’s Homecoming Suffers Setback As Opposition Players Target Former Kaizer Chiefs Star

Khama Billiat’s Homecoming Suffers Setback As Opposition Players Target Former Kaizer Chiefs Star

Byron Pillay
April 15, 2024 at 5:16 PM
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  • Khama Billiat returned to play in Zimbabwe after lighting up the South African league
  • After eight months of inactivity, Billiat played five games before he suffered an injury
  • Wellington Mpandare believes the opposition players are trying to end Billiat's career

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Khama Billiat's decision to return to his native country of Zimbabwe has not paid off for the attacker.

The former Kaizer Chiefs star recently joined Yadah FC in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League, but hasn't experienced the homecoming he would have hoped for.

Khama Billiat returned to Zimbabwe to play for Yadah FC, but it doesn't gone as planned.
Khama Billiat has suffered an injury just five games into his return to the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League. Image: @Mr_Tich.
Source: Twitter

As noted by All Africa, the Zimbabwean has suffered an injury just five games into his stint at the club. Billiat has made just five appearances for the new time after nearly eight months of inactivity.

He will now be sidelined for a bit longer after he picked up a shin injury during a 2-0 loss to Simba Bhora.

Billiat's injury a blow for Yadah

The former Mamelodi Sundowns star's injury comes at a time when Yadha are struggling to pick up a win.

After just five games, the side are rooted to the bottom of the league table.

Officials urged to protect Billiat

Billiat's injury has come as no surprise to the former Zimbabwe national team manager, Wellington Mpandare.

Mpandare believes that some players have been instructed to hurt the player, and he wants officials to protect the 33-year-old more, Kick Off reported.

He stated that the player was a brand, who attracted fans back to the local league, and that officials needed to do more to protect the star.

"Simba players were determined to make sure that Khama would not play football again, and they almost achieved that, which is sad.
"The referee on the day didn't protect him. Khama was kicked on and off the ball until he got injured. One of the Simba players said he wanted to end Khama's career," Mpandare said.

Billiat’s move compared to Benni McCarthy’s

Sports Brief also reported that Billiat’s return to football in Zimbabwe has been likened to Benni McCarthy’s return to South Africa.

The Bafana Bafana legend made a name for himself overseas for teams like Manchester United and FC Porto, before coming home.

Billiat proved to be a huge success for Sundowns before he signed for Chiefs and then returned to feature for Yadah FC in Zimbabwe.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.