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Downs Star Turns Down Overseas Move?

Mamelodi Sundowns Star Turns Down Overseas Move

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 07, 2018 05:25 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Khama Billiat is said to have turned down an overseas move in the final days of the January transfer window.

Read: Star Midfielder Blow For Bucs 

As reported in the latest Soccer Laduma, issue 1059, the Downs star turned down a move to join a club in Cyprus. There is still no change regarding Billiat’s future at Sundowns, as his contract with the club is set to run out its course.

The player’s deal with the Chloorkop outfit will expire in June and the talented Zimbabwean continues to impress for coach Pitso Mosimane and the team. The 27-year-old earned Mosimane’s side the all-important winner with the volley he scored in their 1-0 victory over Cape Town City last Friday.

As Billiat’s future has been one of the hottest talking points in the local football scene for over a year, he has been linked with an exit from the Chloorkop-based outfit. According to sources, the player turned down a move to Cyprus last month. The deal tabled with one of the top clubs on the island was a lucrative one, according to the source. 

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It is understood that the player is weighing up is options, as he has the opportunity to sign with a team on a free at the end of the season and the star player will not be short of possibilities. So far, Downs have tried without success to convince the player to extend his contract with them, though indications are that they have not given up just yet.

There are indications that Downs will try and convince Billiat to sign a new deal at the club and avoid losing him on a free in less than five months’ time. The Brazilians were believed to be wanting to sell Billiat for over R30 million and are now facing the prospect of losing him on a free.

Read: Djurgårdens On Billiat Transfer Rumours

The player has been recently linked with Djurgårdens IF in Sweden, however, the Swedish giants confirmed to the Siya crew that there is no deal in place to sign the player, despite the rumours circulating online.


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TBS Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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TBS Feb 09, 2018 04:44 PM
This is one confused dude.
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Feb 09, 2018 01:58 PM
To be Honest I don't think Khama will stay at Sundowns and that will be his biggest mistakes. He is Downs's best player if not the country, well respected, Can be the Highest earner, winning trophies etc... going overseas just to be an average player in a weak team somewhere in no-name country we will all forget about you and focus on Percy Tau, support him to be our National star. but if Khama can join any team here in SA that will be a down grade because he will have to sell some of his assets, salary cut, reduce spending money unnecessary because he won't afford
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MOREROJ2 Feb 09, 2018 09:24 AM
@mzumaro. I think u gt a point de if nt already sign ed a pre contract somewhere dn he just pushing to gt better dn way his receiving right now, and is. ovius that Downs cn meet his demand de way he performs
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Gazankulu26 Feb 09, 2018 08:51 AM
I thought he is going to Chiefs
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tebogo gm mahlaba Joined: 06 Aug 2015
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tebogo gm mahlaba Feb 09, 2018 05:56 AM
I stil blv khama will play for chiefs nxt season.
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Mzumaro Joined: 04 Jun 2015
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Mzumaro Feb 08, 2018 10:03 PM
@Love-downs. He might go to other leagues but not england. Cos their rules say that to qualify to play there ur country must be in the top 50 of recent fifa rankings n u must play atleast 75% of ur last 10 oficial games of ur country. But he is pushing 4 a better salary at downs just like khune did.
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SANDILE MBATHA ENQUTU Joined: 07 Feb 2018
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SANDILE MBATHA ENQUTU Feb 08, 2018 08:56 PM
He is still at downs.
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mcpayge72 Joined: 04 Feb 2018
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mcpayge72 Feb 08, 2018 08:22 PM
I suspect Khama signed pre contract somewhere in mzansi mark my words!!!1nce n always!!!
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SANDILE MBATHA ENQUTU Feb 08, 2018 08:17 PM
@Love-downs i think u ryt.
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dellah Feb 08, 2018 05:00 PM
Khama is happy @downs, his commitment says it all. He's staying for sure
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khosiological Feb 08, 2018 04:40 PM
@Love-downs really?and how did u come to that conclusion?
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mbixane Feb 08, 2018 12:12 PM
We shall see I wish him all the best
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TMAN-B Feb 08, 2018 10:44 AM
From R30 million valuation to R0.00 come june. he will leave on a free....had he took the deal in Cyprus down would have made some money of him....I guess Cyprus was not an ideal destination for him, considering that players there struggle to get paid ...I think he wants an upper league....but he is definitely leaving...of course he will be free, even al haly will come for him
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Love-downs Feb 08, 2018 09:32 AM
He is definitely not refusing to sign but weighing up options,should an offer from a better league like (England,spain,belgium,france, germany or eridevise) should he get an offer there hell sign but if not he is staying at the mighty sundowns
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smallist Feb 08, 2018 09:16 AM
If he is staying why does he refuse to extend his contract with Masandawana?
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smallist Feb 08, 2018 09:13 AM
Maybe he wants to play Kickboxing next season
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Feb 08, 2018 08:11 AM
Well said @magents02 his celebration says it all, on top of that he turned down a move overseas . He is staying
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magents02 Feb 08, 2018 08:00 AM
His celebration against Cape Town City says all, he is staying
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 07:44 AM
we were captured by britain but we've no player there!Dat's y i prefer Afrikaans
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futbalfan Feb 08, 2018 07:26 AM
Khama is a Sundowns player at the moment, the team that specialises on "keeping close eyes on players" failed to get his signature. As if that isn't enough, all the doom sayers eat humble pie as this fellow gives his all in recognition that he's still Down's employee, despite some declaring that his mind is elsewhere.

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