Lovers: Billiat’s Decision Will Affect The Rest Of His Life
Lovers Mohlala Discusses Khama Billiat's future
Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Lovers Mohlala, has discussed the consequences of Khama Billiat’s potential departure from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Billiat has been linked with a move away from the club, with negotiations over a new contract being drawn out and his current deal expiring at the end of the 2017/18 season. Mohlala has said that, even though a move is possible, Billiat needs to be smart about whatever decision he makes.
“Anything can happen in football, but you also have to be wise as a player,” he told Soccer Laduma. “You must ask yourself if you’re moving to greener pastures, are you moving to retire, or what are you doing? At the end of the day, when you make a move for money or whatever, you could be making a decision that will affect the rest of your life.”
Mohlala went on to say that the Zimbabwean attacker’s relationship with Pitso Mosimane may be critical to the outcome of the ongoing situation.
“Say Billiat makes a decision about where he wants to go to… It’s going to affect him and he will be looking back and asking how he made his name,” he continued. “It’s not that Billiat needs to renegotiate his contract or something. Billiat is there to play. He’s a great player, he’s one player that I admire, but, at the end of the day, the decision lies with him. With the relationship he has with Pitso (Mosimane) may also determine whether he’s going to stay or go, but it's up to the team. Pitso can’t make the decision on his own, and at Sundowns they decide collectively. Pitso consults with the team in order to make a decision.”
Khama Billiat has spent four years at Sundowns to date, making 84 league appearances, scoring 31 goals and making a further 33 assists.