BILLIAT REMAINS HUNGRY DESPITE BEING ONE OF AFRICA’S BEST
Written by: Jarryd Subroyen
Former Orlando Pirates coach, Milutin Sredojevic, believes Mamelodi Sundowns winger Khama Billiat is currently one of the continent’s best talents.
The Zimbabwe-born international has taken the potential which he showed at Ajax Cape Town and added strength, but more importantly – finishing prowess to his game, turning him into a more complete player.
Ugandan coach Sredojevic watched the 25-year-old score one goal and set up another in Sundowns 2-1 win over Egyptian side Zamalek, and believes he witnessed one of Africa’s greatest talents in action.
With his quick feet, excellent ball control and the ability to take on and beat defenders, Billiat appears unstoppable at times and has been at the forefront of Sundowns’ attacking dominance in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League over the past three seasons.
“Watching Zim livewire Khama Billiat in Cairo made me believe he is now in the top 10 best players in Africa,” Sredojevic tweeted out to his followers.
Billiat was named as PSL Footballer of the Year at the end of the 2015/16 domestic season. However, while the awards he has been racking up are appreciated, Billiat is restless for more success, especially in the CAF Champions League.
“I want to work so hard that I put myself in a situation whereby I don’t even see the trophies, I just put them in the card box and I don’t see them so that I always stay motivated and continue feeling like I haven’t won anything,” Billiat told KickOff Magazine.
Despite being considered one of the continent’s best, Billiat remains hungry for more success and believes theres still plenty to achieve with his team before considering personal accomplishments.
“Personal accolades are things that I want to look at when I hang my boots. For now it feels like I am just arriving and I still have so much more to play for,” said Billiat.