We’re taking COSAFA very serious-Billiat

The Warriors attacker has insisted the team means business as they prepare to take part in the Cosafa Cup currently under way in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

By Carlo Chikomba

The Warriors forward and free-agent Khama Biliat has reiterated that his international teammates are not taking anything for granted as they prepare to mount their Cosafa title defence in South Africa.

The Zimbabwe National football team went through their paces for the last time at the PHD hotel ahead of their Cosafa Cup title defence, with the team scheduled to depart for the tournament today.

And speaking to this reporter, Billiat said that the team was ready for the competition.

“We are really committed to taking part (in the tournament) and we will do our best for the national team. It’s important to see how far we are as a team so we are taking it very seriously.”

“We as a nation are the defending champions so we don’t want to go there and drop the level that other players have set for the nation. We understand that we have to do the job like what the other players did so we are aware of the challenge.”

Billiat will be hoping to claim a winner’s medal for the tournament after not having been part of the Zimbabwean team that lifted the title last year.

The attacker brought to an end his stay at the recently crowned 2018 Absa Premier Soccer League Champions Mamelodi Sundowns after deciding against extending his contract which expired at the end of the South African football season.

This has sent the transfer rumour mill into overdrive with speculation linking the talisman to a host of clubs in South Africa and abroad. However, Billiat remained tight-lipped when asked where he will play his football next.

“I don’t know yet. We have received some offers with my manager but we haven’t decided yet. I just pray to God that the decision that I will make will make my fans and the people that have been supporting me all along happy,” he said.

“I’ve got time on my hands so I’m not in a rush to make a decision right now.”

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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