Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat insists he is ready and relishing the chance to play Polokwane City on Saturday.
Billiat received a late call-up to the Zimbabwe national team for their World Cup-qualifier second-leg clash with Somalia.
The Amakhosi star was impressive on his return to the national team set-up after scoring an injury-time goal to hand Zimbabwe a 3-2 aggregate victory over Somalia and sending them through to the 2022 World Cup qualifying-round group stages.
‘We knew it was going to be a tough one,’ Billiat told his club’s official website.
‘This was a must-win for us. We started slowly but I think we were anxious about the deficit. But at the end I am happy, and the Zimbabweans are happy we won.
‘I wish to thank the club for acceding to the call-up. As you know I was nursing an injury, but the club and the national team management agreed to my release. We thought the match would provide a good platform to test my recovery.
‘It was a long time coming. After all, it was a team effort and I am glad I contributed. Nothing comes close to representing the nation, especially if you consider the situation we found ourselves in.’
Billiat rejoined his Amakhosi teammates on Thursday morning to continue his preparations for their upcoming Absa Premiership clash with Polokwane City.
‘I feel great,’ he added.
‘I just did my regeneration this morning, and I am ready to play a role against City. I am looking forward to it.’
The match at the FNB Stadium kicks off at 6pm.
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