Billiat’s Future At Chiefs Hinges On A Single Condition
Reports suggest that Kaizer Chiefs are willing to keep Khama Billiat at the club, but only on the condition that the player accepts a salary cut. Billiat, who is currently in the final year of his five-year contract with the club, will need to make a significant sacrifice if he wishes to remain with the Glamour Boys for a longer period.
Billiat joined Chiefs on a free transfer from Mamelodi Sundowns a few seasons ago, with high expectations surrounding his arrival. However, the Zimbabwean international has not been able to replicate the form that saw him win multiple titles with Sundowns. The closest Billiat has come to winning silverware with Chiefs was finishing as runners-up in the 2019/20 season.
According to sources, Chiefs have opened discussions with Billiat’s camp regarding his future at the club. The club has reportedly informed the player that there is a possibility for him to stay beyond the 2022/23 season, but only if he agrees to a significant salary cut. Insiders claim that the star will need to take a salary cut of at least 50% if he wishes to remain at Chiefs.
It remains to be seen whether Billiat will agree to the proposed pay cut, as he may have other options available to him. There are reports that Billiat could potentially earn his current salary of R500 000 a month at Chiefs abroad, with leagues in the Middle East being a possibility.
Billiat’s contract with Chiefs will come to an end at the conclusion of this season unless the two parties can reach an agreement. The 33-year-old will need to make a decision soon if he wishes to stay at the club for a longer period, as it is likely that other teams will show interest in the talented midfielder.