Khama Billiat could make his long-awaited return for Kaizer Chiefs when they host Wydad Casablanca in Saturday’s CAF Champions League game.
The 30-year-old Zimbabwean is back in training after recovering from his broken leg, and Gavin Hunt used the international break to re-integrate Billiat into the squad.
Billiat is hoping that he could get some game time on Saturday when Chiefs host Wydad Casablanca in a crucial CAF Champions League game.
He says it was tough being on the sidelines for so long, and is eager to get back on the pitch.
“It has been difficult, we are professional footballers and we always want to contribute by playing through hard and good times so you can grow as a person,” Billiat told the Kaizer Chiefs website.
” I got injured against Maritzburg United and I never saw it coming. I have never been in a situation where I have had to miss so many games. It was difficult for me.”
“I thought I would push myself harder and come back as soon as possible but I understand that everything happens for a reason. I thank God for the strength, and I feel better at the moment.”
“I am back, hopefully the coach will give me a chance. Thankfully I am training with the team. I just need to work on my fitness.”
“As a player, it’s your mentality and how hard you work so you can contribute in team.”
“Wydad is a good team. We struggled to play against them in the first game in Burkina Faso. I have known them for a long time, and they are not an easy side to play against.”
“They work hard and they have been at this level for some time and know how to play the game.”
“Every new game is a chance and bring new possibilities. We need to work on our game and make sure we use the fact that we are at home to get a good result.”
“I think we deserve it. We just have to work hard as a team and apply what the coaches want us to do.”