Khama Billiat to take home R10m per year

Khama Billiat says Chiefs pleased him by visiting his parents in Zimbabwe.
Khama Billiat says Chiefs pleased him by visiting his parents in Zimbabwe.
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Except for the reported big deal he clinched with Kaizer Chiefs, Khama Billiat has described how the club won his heart.

Coming as another first for the Zimbabwean forward, his annual take-home salary is said to be in the region of R10-million, which makes him the highest earner in the PSL.

Billiat, however, has explained that the fact that Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung took his time to visit his parents Mustafa and Rosa in Zimbabwe, was enough for him to put pen to paper.

"Firstly, I wanna thank God. I wanna thank the chairman of Kaizer Chiefs, the board and everyone for considering me," Billiat said this week.

"I considered a lot of things, my family and everyone. Kaizer Chiefs have been top of everyone showing love and interest in me. I respect that and I had no choice but to come here.

"It's something that is emotional coming to see and talking to my parents. It hasn't happened in my career and it's something that I take to my heart.

"I really respect that and my family supported that - they felt respected and that's what I need for my family to be happy. I was so happy about it."

Billiat spent five successful years with the Brazilians and won the 2016 CAF Champions League with the Tshwane side.

He was then spoilt for choice after turning down a new deal and despite interest from overseas, he still opted to join forces with Amakhosi, who snapped him up as a free agent.

"It's a great opportunity and I always wanted to play for Kaizer Chiefs. This is a big team and I always want to play in a full house. I want to see my full concentration in a big game in a full house. Yeah, I just want to thank everyone who's been supporting me with the move."

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