Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana vows to shut out Kaizer Chiefs attacker Khama Billiat
Posted: 1 August 2018 Time: 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says he was disappointed to see Khama Billiat moving to Kaizer Chiefs instead of heading abroad, where he deserves to be.
Kekana feels a player with Billiat’s talent should be playing in foreign leagues, but the Zimbabwean international made the decision to swap Chloorkop for Naturena when his contract with the Absa Premiership champions expired.
Billiat, who has already come up against his former teammates in the Shell Helix Cup recently, will be a marked man again when Amakhosi visit Sundowns at Loftus Stadium in their opening league match of the season on Saturday (15h00).
“It was sad for me because with the quality he has he should be playing in foreign leagues easily. But we are different as people. Maybe he saw life differently.
“I believe in his ability more than he does,” Kekana says.
“I was so disappointed to see him going to Chiefs. He deserves to play in other leagues. I have no doubt that he can make it anywhere.”
Kekana says they will not allow Billiat to score against them. They know his tricks, so they will come up with a plan to stop him.
“It’s not going to be as easy as I want it to be. I have been with Khama for five years and it’s sad to see him in another jersey. It will be nice for him doing well for the club. I hope he does not score against us and we will never allow him to score.”