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THE BREAKDOWN: Is It Time For Sundowns To Cash In On Billiat?

Should Sundowns Let Khama Billiat Leave?

By Kyle Smith - Jul 30, 2017 01:01 PM @KyleLaduma

With Khama Billiat and Mamelodi Sundowns locked in negotiations for a new deal, we take a look at whether the time may be right to cash in on the 2015/16 Player of the Season. 

What Next For Sundowns Defender?

In Soccer Laduma issue number 1033, the Siya crew revealed that the Brazilians could be facing a transfer saga with their star player’s deal set to come to an end in June next year and negotiations for an extension could be derailed by the Zimbabwean’s desire to play abroad. However, with a hypothetical European suitor making a potential bid, Sundowns could fetch a sizeable fee for the 26-year-old, who scored fewer goals and made fewer assists in 2016/17 than he did just a year earlier.

Click through the images above to see detailed statistics from Billiat’s last two seasons.

Billiat played fewer games in 2016/17 season, seeing almost 1 000 minutes less action, in comparison. This is likely behind his relatively lower goals and assists return. However, it becomes clear that he played a slightly more withdrawn role, taking more touch, making more passes, with better accuracy and assisting more shots for his teammates.

Despite taking fewer shots, however, his accuracy, conversion and distribution within the penalty area improved, showing that his attacking movements were more considered. This could simply be a result of changing instructions from Pitso Mosimane, or it could mean that the player is slowing down and hitting an early decline.

Official: Sundowns Part Ways With Defender

The answer as to whether it’s one or the other rests entirely with the Brazilians’ technical team and, therefore, the decision whether or not to let such a star go will take this into consideration. It remains to be seen how this saga could end, but there’s little doubt that it could be one of the most significant events in the local football scene until the transfer window slams shut.

Do you think Sundowns should cash in on Khama Billiat?


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@jairosfakafak Joined: 25 Jul 2017
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@jairosfakafak Aug 05, 2017 05:06 AM
@ndoudowns yes really, thy are left with macufe to win
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@jairosfakafak Aug 05, 2017 05:04 AM
Sundowns should releasing him for we nave seen enough what he did for the club, let him leave so if it didnt work out where he is entering he can easily come back unlike Xulu and gaxa
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ndoudowns Aug 01, 2017 01:31 PM
Billiat or no billiat,downs is about to add another STAR,Chiefs is about to win the third trophy before the season starts in football language we call it a TREBLE.
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Vongani! Aug 01, 2017 06:40 AM
Obvious they will try an extend his contract via forging, as usual
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uoY ckuF Jul 31, 2017 11:12 PM
LET HIM GO, and Bring back Mahachi
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OMCC Jul 31, 2017 10:32 AM
AGG CASH IN AND LET HIM GO
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Star is the limit Jul 31, 2017 09:09 AM
Let the boy go and shine in Europe
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Stuart Alois Jul 31, 2017 07:14 AM
It seems there is bit of tension at the club due to him, he is some how sort of a child problem n he gets treated with white gloves therefore it causes trouble n am nt surprised how the results were like that this previous season so the sooner management realise that the better.
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Robinho wa Rethabile na Velly Jul 31, 2017 06:18 AM
Yes let him go he has done his work
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Ncaku Jul 30, 2017 06:44 PM
We are the zim orfanage home for dwerling not sundunu verily they know nothing about zimbabwe players they must just give us
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modise_the_great Jul 30, 2017 06:21 PM
ha hahaha mickey mouse team they won't they will do the samething that they did to killer years ago
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Yellow ℅ Machine Jul 30, 2017 05:59 PM
Cash in on him but I hate it when psl teams sells players to overseas teams because it makes our league less competitive and it weakens our teams which it chases fans away because they will no longer see the star players they liked a lot and use to watch.
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Bridgertte Layun Jul 30, 2017 05:36 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni,,,not really, I only know how to greet and say thank you in Zulu
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Monareng674@gmail.com Jul 30, 2017 05:32 PM
@mr.igetaround Yep member let them cash in on him
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mr.igetaround Jul 30, 2017 05:19 PM
Cash in on him... We are doing well without him... Take the 20+ million and use half to buy Manyama!!!!
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superjoe wa letsatsantsa Jul 30, 2017 05:13 PM
Pop out the money mr motsepe the boy has done a lot for your team
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Juninho13 Jul 30, 2017 04:32 PM
He won't leave now
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Natural-Mystic Jul 30, 2017 04:01 PM
With or without Billiat Downs will do well.
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Mdunwazi wa banga Jul 30, 2017 03:42 PM
@mina-nawe we still need this boy believe me, what he need is an improved salary
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Mdunwazi wa banga Jul 30, 2017 03:39 PM
@tiyiselaM yes he's happy to work with Downs, but in terms of salary he's not happy. Downs must improve his salary to keep him keep

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