The Amakhosi star has previously lifted the elite continental club trophy with Mamelodi Sundowns, and wants to recreate the memories
Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat described their Caf Champions League campaign as a “movie” he had already seen, while declaring that he wanted to recreate the memory of African champions.
Billiat played a key role in helping Mamelodi Sundowns clinch the 2016 Champions League title when they beat Zamalek in the final.
Now the Zimbabwean will face another Egyptian giant Al Ahly when Chiefs clash with the defending champions in the final at the Stade Mohamed V Stadium on July 17.
‘We are 90 minutes away from the biggest trophy a club in Africa wants. “We are still flat on the ground, we still maintain our professionalism and want to do the best way the coach wants us to do,” Billiat told Chiefs’ media.
‘In practice we work on one or two things that can make a difference during the game. It looks good.
‘We did not see it coming, but to be where we are now, I’m part of it and I’m in the final again, I give glory to God. Everything happens for a reason.
“I am in the right place at the right time and surrounded by the right people, the right management and I am in the right club.
‘I’ve had this journey before and I know how difficult it is. I know how wonderful the feeling can be at the end, so this is a movie that has happened before.
“I’m glad to be where I am at the moment, and I look forward to working with the team all the way and creating great memories at this great club again.”
Due to injury, Billiat did not perform for Chiefs in the knockout stages of the Champions League, but he is back for the final.
He was instrumental in sending them to the quarter-finals after denying his goal Horoya victory in the last group match that ended 2-2 in Conakry.
‘It was not easy. Remember all the games we played when you went back [you will see] there was nothing in vain. We worked for it, ”said the continental Billiat.
“We want to make sure we stick to the plan that the coach shows us during training, and we believe that the plan will give us a good result. This is a good side we face in the final.
“We can only give it away if we do not apply certain things that can make a difference in a match.”
It is interesting that Billiat faces Al Ahly, a club that is apparently interested in his services.
Pitso Mosimane, coach of Al Ahly, apparently wants to take advantage of the fact that Billiat will be a free agent at the end of July.