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Tinashe Nengomasha and Willard Katsande convinced Khama Billiat to join Kaizer Chiefs - agent

16:30 SAST 2018/06/24
Willard Katsande & Khama Billiat
The former Ajax Cape Town playmaker, who was one of the most sought after players in the country, has found a new home ahead of the new campaign

Kaizer Chiefs showed Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat the love, hence he joined the Soweto giants, that's according to the player's agent Michael Ngobeni.

Billiat was announced as one of Chiefs' three new signings on Friday as the Naturena-based club beefed up their squad ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

The highly-rated attacker attracted interest from overseas clubs and Orlando Pirates after deciding against renewing his contract with Sundowns.

In the end, it was Chiefs who won the race for Billiat's signature with the player signing a three-year deal with Amakhosi.

Kaizer Chiefs showed love to Khama and please note that the move wasn’t about money at all. The player wanted a home where he is guaranteed game time, a home where his family will be able to visit and adapt," Ngobeni told Chronicle.

"He wanted to be appreciated, not that he wasn’t appreciated at Downs. He is excited about the move,” he continued.

Ngobeni disclosed that current and former Chiefs players, who hail from Zimbabwe influenced Billiat’s decision to join the Soweto giants.

Billiat spoke to Chiefs vice-captain Williard Katsande and former Amakhosi midfield maestro Tinashe Nengomasha.

“What I can tell you is that Willard Katsande and Tinashe Nengomashe played a role (to draw Billiat to Kaizer Chiefs)," he added.

"Now that his future has been secured, Khama is very excited and over the moon. As agents and managers, we work for the players and always put their interests first," Ngobeni said.

"I flew to Zimbabwe and spoke to him as well as his family before he signed the contract and Khama had two days to think about it," he revealed.

"Turning 28 in August, this was a crucial time for Khama as a player to make the right decisions and everyone in his camp, thus family and management feel joining Kaizer Chiefs is the right way to go,” Ngobeni concluded.