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French club Lille after Warriors forward Khama Billiat
15/04/2016 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter

WARRIORS forward Khama Billiat has reportedly attracted the attention of French Ligue 1 side, Lille, who are believed to have sent scouts to watch him on a grand occasion as Zimbabwe played Swaziland in a Group L 2017 African Cup of Nations at the National Sports Stadium on Easter Monday.

The Warriors thrashed Swaziland 4-0 on that afternoon with the 25 year old Mamelodi Sundowns man scoring one of the goals- a beauty. He also struck a brilliant free kick that was met by Czech Republic based defender Costa Nhamoinesu who leapt highest to plant a downward header into the nets.

Belgium-based Knowledge Musona and Evans Rusike scored the other goals.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Billiat’s future over the past few months as he continues to take the Absa Premiership by storm, and there seems to be an increasing chance that he may well be on his way to Europe.

According to reports from South Africa, both Lille and Monaco have been mentioned with regards to the 25-year-old’s future, with Lille said to be more interested than their French compatriots.

“If you look at the way things are going now, it is clear that Khama is expected to leave Sundowns at the end of the season. The interest from France is growing with every passing day.

“Two weeks ago there were officials in Harare from Lille who had come to watch him against Swaziland just to show how serious they are about him," a source told Soccerladuma.

Observers believe the former Caps United forward who graduated from the Aces Youth Academy alongside Musona deserves to play in a better league than in South Africa where he is on the books of Mamelodi Sundowns right now.


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