'Big clubs' trying to poach Billiat

Premiership

Clubs from North Africa are working very hard behind the scenes trying to get Zimbabwe and Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat to ditch the Soweto giants.
 
According to sources, during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament currently taking place in Egypt some of the interested club representatives have been directly talking to his agent, trying to poach him from the South African club.
 
Michael Ngobeni, who is the player's agent, admits that since AFCON kicked off he has been getting calls from North Africa about the player, but advised them to follow the proper channels.
 
"Of course all the big clubs in Egypt wish to have him still," Ngobeni tells KickOff.com.
 
"I'm overwhelmed with phone calls from Morocco, Tunisia also. I told them they must contact Kaizer Chiefs, he is not a free player, he is employed. 
 
"The boy was in AFCON and he did very well although the team was eliminated early. But yes I'm seized with phone calls you know, I'm seized with phone calls... Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia... Casablanca and all those clubs, they did contact me but at the end of the day for from side I can't say anything because they must talk to Chiefs. 
 
"If Chiefs say they are ready to sell it's up to Chiefs and I can then speak with my client if he's comfortable going there. So I don't know whether they are discussing with Kaizer Chiefs, yes or no."
 
According to Ngobeni, Billiat's contract with Chiefs is two years plus a one-year option and he has also made it clear that he has not yet discussed any of this with Billiat as the player is currently away resting.
 
Amakhosi football manager Bobby Motaung could not be reached for comment, while communications manager Vina Maphosa was in the dark about the whole thing.
 
"I don't know what you are talking about, I can't discuss it," Maphosa said. 
 
"We don't have that at the club, I don't have that. I'm not informed about that so I can't engage in a discussion about it, I'm very sorry leader. I don't have a clue of what you are talking about leader, no clue at all."

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