Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has opened up about reports recently linking Khama Billiat with a return to Chloorkop.
Billiat, who left Sundowns at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, has two years remaining on his contract with Kaizer Chiefs and reports suggest Mosimane is determined to have him back on board to help inspire the club to continental success, just as he did in 2016.
“I should be very careful on this issue. I need to respect Kaizer Chiefs, it’s a big institution, and the league will fine me. If they complain to the league, they will fine me of poaching their players. We need to respect that,” Mosimane said.
“If we wannt Khama, what do we need to do? We speak to Kaizer Chiefs, club to club…you know the story. And then they will tell us ‘we are selling, we are not selling’. Sometimes you don’t sell, even [Lionel] Messi has got a price, let’s be honest. I think if somebody comes and says they are giving me $1 million net a month, I think we are gone coach right?” Mosimane said, as he looked towards Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama, who was sitting next to him at the Absa Premiership launch event in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon.
“Everybody has a price. Even my players have a price. We can say that we don’t have a price, but everybody has. But I can’t talk about it because he belongs to Kaizer Chiefs. If we want to talk, we will to Kaizer Chiefs. We need to give them respect. Once I speak about players contracted to them, they will report me to PSL.”