Khama Billiat

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Khama Billiat
Personal information
Full name Khama Billiat
Date of birth (1990-08-19) 19 August 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Harare, Zimbabwe
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Kaizer Chiefs
Number 11
Youth career
Aces Youth Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 CAPS United 0 (0)
2010–2013 Ajax Cape Town 83 (21)
2013–2018 Mamelodi Sundowns 99 (39)
2018– Kaizer Chiefs 28 (5)
National team
2011– Zimbabwe 41 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2019

Khama Billiat (born 19 August 1990 in Harare) is a Zimbabwean professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa. He also plays for the Zimbabwe national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Ajax Cape Town[edit]

Khama Billiat made his professional debut for Ajax Cape Town on 20 August 2010 against Mamelodi Sundowns, winning (4–3) on penalties after a 1–1 draw, in a quarterfinal match of the 2010 MTN 8 tournament at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town. He was acquired by Ajax Cape Town in the summer of 2010 as a transfer from Zimbabwean club CAPS United, only 3 months after the club had recruited him from Aces Youth Soccer Academy in Harare. Billiat was joined at Ajax CT by CAPS club mate Tafadzwa Rusike, who had also transferred to the Cape club.[2]

On 21 July 2012, in a friendly encounter during the off season, Ajax Cape Town held the visiting Manchester United to a 1–1 draw in which Khama Billiat received high praise from Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. Rio labelled the young attacking midfielder as an agile and exciting player to watch, with great speed and ball control.[3]

Mamelodi Sundowns[edit]

Despite a trial with Lokomotiv Moscow in July 2013,[4] Billiat joined Mamelodi Sundowns on 19 August 2013 on a five-year contract.[5] He made his Sundowns debut on 28 August in a 1–1 draw versus Platinum Stars, while his first goal for the club came almost a month later in a 2–1 home victory against Bidvest Wits.[6] In 2016, he helped Mamelodi Sundowns claim their first ever continental title and becoming only the second South African team to be crowned champions of Africa.On 21 November 2017 Billiat scored a brace against Bidvest Wits.

Kaizer Chiefs[edit]

In June 2018, it was announced that Khama Billiat was moving from Mamelodi Sundowns to Kaizer, few days later it was announced that Khama Billiat had signed for Kaizer Chiefs on a three year deal.[7] He made his competitive debut for the club on 4 August 2018 in a 1-1 league draw with his former club, Mamelodi Sundowns.[8]

International career[edit]

Khama Billiat has represented Zimbabwe on various youth levels. Since then, he has seen several appearances with the Zimbabwe national team during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches and various friendly matches scheduled, becoming a regular starter in the attacking midfield for the Warriors.[9] His senior debut came in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mali on 26 March 2011. Later that year, in August, Billiat scored his first goal for Zimbabwe in a friendly match versus Zambia. Billiat also played for the Zimbabwean national team at the 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 June 2016.[10][11][6]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
South Africa League Nedbank Cup Africa1 Other2 Total
2010–11 Ajax Cape Town Premier Soccer League 27 9 0 0 3 0 30 9
2011–12 26 8 0 0 5 3 31 11
2012–13 30 4 1 0 1 0 32 4
2013–14 Mamelodi Sundowns 16 4 2 0 - - 2 2 20 6
2014–15 21 7 5 1 - - 2 0 28 8
2015–16 26 12 3 0 - - 4 0 33 13
Total South Africa 146 44 11 1 - - 17 5 174 50
Career total 146 44 11 1 - - 17 5 174 50

1 Includes CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Super Cup matches.
2 Includes Telkom Knockout and MTN 8 matches.

International[edit]

As of 10 September 2019.[6][12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Zimbabwe 2011 6 2
2012 5 1
2013 4 1
2014 0 0
2015 2 1
2016 5 2
2017 4 0
2018 7 4
2019 8 4
Total 41 15

International goals[edit]

As of match played on 10 September 2019. Scores and results list Zimbabwe's goal tally first.[12]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 August 2011 Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Zambia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 4 September 2011  Liberia 2–0 3–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 9 September 2012  Angola 2–0 3–1 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 6 February 2013  Botswana 1–1 2–1 Friendly
5. 13 June 2015 Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre, Malawi  Malawi 2–1 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 29 March 2016 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Swaziland 4–0 4–0
7. 5 June 2016  Malawi 2–0 3–0
8. 9 June 2018 Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa  Zambia 3–2 4–2 (a.e.t.) 2018 COSAFA Cup
9. 4–2
10. 9 September 2018 Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat, Brazzaville, Congo  Congo 1–0 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
11. 16 October 2018 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  DR Congo 1–0 1–1
12. 24 March 2019  Congo 1–0 2–0
13. 1 June 2019 Princess Magogo Stadium, KwaMashu, South Africa  Comoros 2–0 2–0 2019 COSAFA Cup
14. 26 June 2019 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Uganda
1–1
1–1
2019 Africa Cup of Nations
15. 10 September 2019 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe  Somalia
3–1
3–1
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Mamelodi Sundowns

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khama Billiat". IMScoutting. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Khama Billiat". ABSA Premiership. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Rio Ferdinand expressed his admiration for Khama Billiat". Bulawayo24 News. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Ajax Cape Town winger Khama Billiat on trial at Lokomotiv Moscow". kickoff.com. Kickoff. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Billiat a done deal at last". KickOff. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Khama Billiat profile". Soccerway. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Kaizer Chiefs sign Khama Billiat". timeslive.co.za. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Kaizer Chiefs – 4 August 2018 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Khama Billiat unfazed". News Day. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Khama Billiat profile". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Khama Billiat - MTN Football profile". MTN Football.
  12. ^ a b "Billiat, Khama". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  13. ^ "AFRICAN KINGS! SUNDOWNS WIN CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE". ewn.co.za. 14 July 2017.
  14. ^ "MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 1-0 TP MAZEMBE: MASANDAWANA CROWNED CAF SUPER CUP CHAMPIONS". 14 July 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "2015/16 Premier Soccer League awards". Kickoff.com.

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