HARARE – Zimbabwean star footballer Khama Billiat is on course for a sensational return to his homeland to play there for the first time in his professional club career after local media reported that the gifted former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs ace is joining Harare giants Dynamos.

33-year-old playmaker Billiat was a relatively unknown quantity when he left five-time Zimbabwean champions CAPS United in 2010 after making just a handful of appearances, before South African side Ajax Cape Town didn’t hesitate to sign the talented teenager from the Harare club.

The ex-Zimbabwe international then turned himself into a maestro at Pretoria giants Mamelodi Sundowns, winning league titles and the Champions League with Masandawana.

He then moved to Kaizer Chiefs in 2018 but didn’t exactly reproduce the kind of magic that made him one of the best footballers on the African continent during his stay in Pretoria.

The Herald, Zimbabwe’s largest daily, on Wednesday reported that Billiat is on his way to Dynamos after declining “to sign another contract offered to him by Amakhosi (Kaizer Chief’s nickname) as it had substantial reductions in wages.”

According to the paper, Billiat, who is expected to arrive in the country this week, will become the highest paid player in the Zimbabwean league.

Apart from being the most supported team in the Southern African country, Dynamos is Zimbabwe’s most successful club with 22 league titles since its formation in 1963. The Glamour Boys also used to be a big name in continental football, boasting Africa Champions League final and semi-final appearances.

Although Billiat never really left meaningful memories among CAPS United fans in Zimbabwe, coming back home to join their greatest city rivals Dynamos could still be seen as some kind of “cardinal sin” by the diminutive attacking midfielder.


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