Local News 2.8.2016 10:04 am

Sundowns could cash in on Billiat

Khama Billiat of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Khama Billiat of Mamelodi Sundowns (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Phakaaathi understands that Mamelodi Sundowns may be prepared to sell their star striker Khama Billiat if any club meets their €2 million valuation of the player.

Billiat is believed to be the subject of interest for Egyptian sides, including Al-Ahly, and while Sundowns are keen to hold on to the player, they could be tempted to sell at the right price.

European sides, however, are unlikely to be willing to meet Sundowns’ valuation of one of their “CBD” trio.

Meanwhile, as reported in today’s Phakaaathi, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has made it clear he is not done with reinforcing his side ahead of the new season.

Sundowns have only acquired the services of three players in Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lucky Mohomi and Brazilian Ricardo Nascimento to strengthen their squad.

The former Bafana Bafana coach has confirmed he will add a few players to his squad in order to fill the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League spots that have been vacated by the likes of the departed Cuthbert Malajila and Katlego Mashego.

“We still have to fill slots, I am holding on and I know why I am holding on. I think we can have late signings,” he said.

Without mentioning specific players, Mosimane admits he has made mistakes when it came to signing players over the past couple of seasons, but has assured that this time around, he will sign the right calibre and quality players.

“You sign players because you have realised that in that position you need to reinforce, and also you must look at who you are bringing in because we have made a lot of mistakes and brought in good players but maybe they cannot carry the yellow shirt … it is heavy, make no mistake,” he said.

Just like every other coach in the Premiership, Mosimane is not giving much away.

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