CAPE TOWN - CAPE TOWN - Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the signing of former Mamelodi Sundowns star Khama Billiat, bringing to an end months of speculation on the Zimbabwe international’s future.
He joins the club along with Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Andriamirado Andrianarimanana, who were also announced as the club’s first signings of the current transfer window.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome these players into the Kaizer Chiefs family,” Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said in a statement on the club website.
Billiat will join Chiefs on a free transfer, after failing to agree to a new contract with Sundowns. The 27-year-old was expected to depart South Africa for a club in Europe or Asia, and his signing is an enormous coup for AmaKhosi as they rebuild after three barren seasons without silverware. The attacker joins Chiefs on a three year contract with an option of one further year.
Mirwa is a leftback who was signed from Northwest Province ABC Motsepe League side¸ Buya Msuthu FC, and also signed a three year contract with an option to extend for one year. Andrianarimanana has arrived from Madagascan club, Fosa Juniors, on a two year deal with an option to extend. The 27-year-old impressed for the island nation at the recently concluded Cosafa Cup, helping Madagascar to a fourth-place finish and claiming the Player of the Tournament award.
Kaizer Chiefs fans will likely be pleased by the addition of Billiat, but may not be familiar with Mirwa and Andrianarimanana. Chiefs are also yet to hire a new head coach, following the departure of Steve Komphela last season. Komphela has since been named as Bloemfontein Celtic’s boss, while Chiefs have been linked to former Chelsea coach Avram Grant.
Player Updates— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) June 22, 2018
So much speculation, so many rumours, yes Amakhosi Faithful, our Family is expanding!
We want to confirm the signing of Khama Billiat, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Andriamirado Andrianarimanana.
Welcome to the Amakhosi Family!https://t.co/Ar8PXvpqHc#Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/bbexu826B5