Khama Billiat is believed to have had several reasons for opting to make the move to Kaizer Chiefs.
The Zimbabwean international has in the past months, been linked with several suitors, both locally and abroad, this after his era with Masandawana seemed more and more likely that it was nearing an end.
Leading up to the final days prior to the player committing to Chiefs, there were several clubs in discussions with the 27-year-old’s camp, however, the player’s mind seemed to have been made up based on a lot of factors.
Billiat put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Amakhosi last week, with Siya sources revealing why, out of the likes of Orlando Pirates, Egyptian giants Zamalek and several other clubs, he chose Chiefs.
According to the source, Chiefs midfielder, Willard Katsande was part of the reason Billiat warmed up to the possibility of finally heading to Naturena, however, it goes much further than that.
The source revealed that during Billiat’s time with Zimbabwe’s Aces Youth setup, Chiefs were eyeing a move for both Billiat and his countryman, Knowledge Musona.
However, at the time, were only able to secure Musona’s signature, as Billiat headed to CAPS United and then made his breakthrough in the Premier Soccer League by joining up with Ajax Cape Town.
At the time, Chiefs was a household name In Zimbabwe, with the club’s history of signing several Zimbabwean players.
The source revealed that a move to Chiefs was always at the back of Billiat’s mind and despite an illustrious career with Sundowns, the player was set to live out his childhood dream.