Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits Khama Billiat will pose a serious threat to his team, saying that created a monster during the Zimbabwean’s time at Downs.
Billiat moved to Sundowns from Ajax Cape Town and spent six very successful seasons winning the Caf Champions League‚ Super Cup and league titles.
The forward then moved to Chiefs before the start of the 2018-19 season and after a rocky first season for his team as a whole, they finally look to be finding their best form under Ernst Middendorp.
After Billiat’s masterclass in the Shell Helix Cup, where he scored once and assisted all three of Leonardo Castro’s goals, he will be raring to go against his former side.
Speaking before the two teams’ clash at Loftus on Sunday, Mosimane admitted that the Zimbabwean poses a huge threat because he knows his side’s secrets.
‘The player who poses a serious threat to us is Khama. He knows our secrets and we have created a monster in him. We taught him all the runs.
‘This situation reminds me of when Pep Guardiola took Bayern Munich to play against FC Barcelona in the Champions League after his sabbatical. They gave him six goals at the Camp Nou and the menace was Lionel Messi‚ the guy who he worked with all the time.
‘Besides what we gave him here at Sundowns‚ Khama is a talented football player. You can’t manage him but we have to do what we have to do to minimise his threats because you can’t stop him‚’ added the Downs coach.
‘He poses a big threat to us – more than anybody to be honest‚ because he is scoring lots of goals and that’s why we like him.
‘I have not done that before because if you do man-marking‚ it means you follow me wherever I go and you only react after I have reacted. If I stop, you stop – you also stop and you will get tired from doing that,’ concluded Mosimane.
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