Khama Billiat’s parents have backed the under-fire Warriors star insisting that he will rediscover his form and be at his best again.
The Aces Youth Academy graduate has come under scrutiny for his performances at Amakhosi, particularly in this title-chasing campaign, in which he has scored only one goal, a disappointment to many considering the lofty expectations associated with his name and earnings.
His father, Mustapha, says he wishes Chiefs can go all the way and win the title so that his son can have breathing space amid such criticism.
“My wish is for Kaizer Chiefs to win the league so that Khama will get credit and he will be free to decide whether he still wants to be at Kaizer Chiefs or make a move,” he told the Herald.
“What surprises me is that people only see the cause of the problem through the branches.
“They must see the root cause of the problem because we need to uproot the cause of the problem.”
Billiat’s mother Rosa, echoed her husband words and also brushed aside claims of her son being an age cheat by South African coach Mlungisi Ngubane.
“My child never cheated when it comes to his age at any stage in his career,” she said.
“I kept all my baby cards so that my children when they grow up, they will show their kids. But, what I don’t understand is how a professional coach (Ngubane), who players look up to, can say such things about my son.
“Maybe, he needs to look himself in the mirror and see what he has achieved as a coach because I don’t believe any good coach would really say such things about a player.
“How will he expect players to respect him, as a mentor and a gaffer.
SA Coach Claims Khama Billiat Akadzora Makore
Outspoken South African coach Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane has suggested that Warriors winger Khama Billiat’s poor form at Kaizer Chiefs might be as a result of age cheating.
Ngubane argued that if Billiat was really 29 years of age (he turned 30 on August 19)), he wouldn’t be playing as poorly as he is doing. Said Ngubane:
Billiat is playing like a player who came here having reduced his age.
Now he’s trying but it’s no longer happening. Maybe he is not even 29. He can’t play like this.
Earning so much money and you play like that? The heart and the mind want to do it but the body refuses.
Chiefs lost their clear advantage in the title race after losing 1-0 to Bidvest Wits on Sunday afternoon and have now failed to win their last four Absa Premiership games with the season drawing to a close.
Amakhosi managed to retain top spot (albeit on goal difference) after Mamelodi Sundowns lost by the same scoreline to Baroka on Sunday.