KHAMA AT CROSSROADS
10 January 2017
MAMELODI Sundowns on Monday said they have received inquiries on Khama Billiat but the clubs interested have not made any follow-ups.
It is expected that some of the interested club’s could take a closer look at the Warriors star at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.
Khama, voted second Best African Player (Based in Africa) at the Glo-Africa Awards, was talisman as the Brazilians were crowned Africa’s club champions.
He will also be one of the best players for the Warriors in Gabon for the showcase that begin on January 14.
The club’s boss Patrice Motsepe spoke about Khama’s future at a media briefing , also responding on the issue of Keagan Dolly who is also expected to make a move this January transfer window.
“We haven’t received one yet, many people call and say they want Khama and we ask ok what’s your offer and after that they disappear, so we haven’t received any official offer as yet,” said Motsepe.
The briefing was posted on the club’s twitter account.
Reports towards the end of the year were that there were concrete offers from North African clubs but Sundowns demands were way beyond the offers.
For that reason, the Warriors star will only move to a club much richer than Sundowns, prompting some analysts to suggest that the club was standing on the way of Khama and his teammate Dolly.
Motsepe said: “We will never keep a player if they want to leave; we have bought in players, like Zakri, Morena, Villa to fill key roles in the team. We are not worried. Never build a club around one player. I’ve made that mistake and the other players are never happy with that.”
“We expect over the next 10 years to release some of our best players to top European Clubs.”
Khama and company face the highly rated Desert Foxes of Algeria on January 15 at Stade de Franceville, a match that could make or break their bid to progress to the quarter-finals from group B.
Zimbabwe will play the lions of Teranga January 19 at the same stadium, Stade de Franceville, before a showdown with Tunisia on January 23 at Stade de l’Amitié.
Today Kalisto Pasuwa’s charges face Cameroon in an international friendly away.