Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Roger Feutmba says the team can cope were Khama Billiat to leave
Posted: 14 August 2017 Time: 20:36
Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Roger Feutmba says Sundowns is not a one-man team and believes they would do just fine even if Khama Billiat leaves.
Billiat’s future with Sundowns is unclear at this stage, with the player said to be looking for a move away from the club. He has been a key figure in the team since joining the Chloorkop outfit from Ajax Cape Town in 2013, but negotiations over a new contract are at a deadlock.
Billiat’s contract is meant to expire at the end of the season and Sundowns risk losing him for free if they do not reach an agreement.
But with players such as Anthony Laffor, Yannick Zakri, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau and new boy George Lebese, Sundowns have more than enough in their attack.
“Khama has been playing a major role at Sundowns in the trophies they have won. But football is not a one-man show,” Feutmba tells KickOff.com.
“For Sundowns to achieve, they needed everybody in the team to play a role. They have quality team and I personally believe they can still do well without him. It’s football. We played for that team and many players came after us and the team still did well.
“It’s not about one player. You can’t take away anything from Khama, but if he wants to leave then they should wish him luck and let him go. Maybe he is looking for another challenge, you never know. If he does not want to play, then let him go. I don’t think you should keep a player who wants to leave."
Despite their MTN8 exit on Sunday, Feutmba believes Sundowns can still challenge for the CAF Champions League and Absa Premiership titles.
“I think they can compete for the league. They have a strong team. They are doing well in the Champions League as well. I believe they are the top team in this country and they can still compete for many trophies.”