Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly turned down a R23 million offer from Egyptian giants Zamalek for Khama Billiat.
According to PowerFM, Chiefs wanted to accept the offer however Billiat told them that he was not interested in playing football in Egypt.
Billiat admitted prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament he would use the event to attract interest from European clubs.
However, it appears as if the inquiries have come from some of the biggest teams on the African continent, including Zamalek, who reportedly tabled a R23 million offer for his services.
“Kaizer Chiefs have turned down a R23 million offer from Egyptian giants Zamalek for Khama Billiat. The club was willing to sell as this is the biggest offer they got for Khama, but the player isn’t keen on playing football in Egypt,” stated the report from PowerFM.
Chiefs have already sold Billiat’s fellow country man Teenage Hadebe to Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor.
It remains to be seen if they will also sell Billiat if an offer from overseas coming before the end of the transfer period.
However, according to Vina Maphosa of Amakhosi, Billiat made it clear that he wants to remain at the club for the new campaign.
“With Khama, there have been inquiries, but he has made it clear that he wants to remain at Kaizer Chiefs. That’s the little we can share with your readers for now. They must understand you’re asking your questions before the facts,” Maphosa told Goal.
Meanwhile, Maphosa confirmed the club will reveal its plans for the new term in a press conference next week, including details about player movements.
“So, we are only going to reveal our plans for the season and whatever is happening with the players some time next week,” Maphosa continued.
“We will invite the media to the press conference, and you will get to give your readers as much information as possible.”
Billiat has already returned to the club after being given an extended break following Zimbabwe’s participation in the Afcon 2019 tournament.
He is likely to take part in Amakhosi’s pre-season friendly against Township Rollers in Botswana this weekend.
The 28-year-old had a bittersweet first season with Amakhosi, where he finished as their top goalscorer with 14 goals in all competitions even though the club failed to lift a major trophy.
Goal / Citizen