Billiat Makes Shock Announcement
Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.
Billiat, 31, captained the Warriors during the current FIFA international break in which Zimbabwe lost 1-0 to South Africa and drew 1-1 with Ethiopia.
And with the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on the horizon in two months, the decision comes as a surprise to many after representing his country at the 2017 and 2019 editions.
“I have decided to retire from international football. I believe now is the time for me to pave way for new talent to blossom and serve the country in the same way I did, or even better,” read part of his statement.
Billiat racked up 45 caps for the Warriors, scoring 13 goals since making his senior international debut in March 2011 as a 20-year-old.