DURBAN – Rumours of Mamelodi Sundowns buying back Khama Billiat from Kaizer Chiefs have been given more traction by a senior Sundowns official.
After winning the Caf Champions League and three PSL titles with Sundowns, Billiat joined Amakhosi as a free agent ahead of last season and went on to become their top goalscorer, with five league goals in 26 matches, as well as a further four in nine Cup games.
The Tshwane club also saw Bafana Bafana striker, Percy Tau, departing for Europe at the same time as Billiat.
The Brazilians still went on to win the league title and made the Champions League semi-finals. But despite signing replacement strikers such as Jeremy Brockie and Emiliano Tade, and more recently, Uruguayan marksman Mauricio Affonso, it is believed that the club remain intent on adding more firepower, with Billiat on their wanted list.
Although he played for Chiefs in the season-opening Black Label Cup, Billiat has not featured in the Glamour Boys’ first two league matches, with head coach Ernst Middendorp claiming recently that the reason for the 28-year-old’s absence is an injury picked up at the Africa Cup of Nations two months ago.