22 January 2018
   
Winky D gives voter registration oomph
Cholera: Zim on high alert as 4 killed
ANC confirms Zuma exit discussion
Government orders blood price reduction
- One day’s supply left of key blood group
Kasukuwere begs ED for forgiveness: official
Chinamasa to divert wages to devolution
Dump Mugabe regalia, Zanu PF official
MORE NEWS
Gemmology center in Mutare soon
NRZ loss as gold miners damage rail line
MORE BUSINESS
Unpaid Mr ugly reports sponsors to ZRP
Zim author releases new book in USA
MORE SHOWBIZ
Billiat might still leave: Sundowns coach
Anger as Dembare approach City player
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Sundowns' Khama Billiat eager to impress at FIFA Club World Cup

09/12/2016 00:00:00
by Kick.Off.com
 
Mamelodi Sundowns' Khama Billiat
 
RELATED STORIES

SOUTH Africa: Khama Billiat believes the FIFA Club World Cup provides the stage to show who they are as Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Brazilians will get going on Sunday (12h30 SA time) at the Suita City Stadium in Osaka, Japan against host club Kashima Antlers in a match that will introduce the men from Chloorkop to a global audience.

For all that Sundowns have done locally and in Africa they have now moved a step up on the ladder to box against other continental heavyweights.

“We need to show who we are,” says Billiat.

“We are African champions and we need to show that. We don’t just play like we are fighting relegation. We need to show who Mamelodi Sundowns is and we need to bring this form for Mamelodi Sundowns and if we bring the best form for ourselves it is going to be easier for us because we believe we can match anyone. It is exciting,” he notes.

With Sundowns’ opening match getting closer the adrenalin must surely be on the upswing.

“It is a great feeling but at the same time we need to know what we are going to do, we are not just going there to have fun. We are going there to give everything that we have and we are going to meet the best so we should be on top of our game and be in the right state of mind.

"The more we get closer the more you get to really know that this is reality and we need to keep our nerves down because we don’t want to go there and start panicking and look like we have never played or won anything before.

"We just want to go there and try to do what we have always been doing and not be carried away because it is a bigger tournament,” says the Sundowns kingpin.

For a man who will play a Club World Cup this month and then cross over to the AFCON finals next month with The Warriors, these are exciting times in his career.

“You got to be professional about it and look at it in a very honest way that we have been waiting for this. I have been waiting for this moment and it is getting closer.

"Am I ready? What more do I need to do before and maybe rectify certain areas and to work little bit harder than before so that it will be a bit easier. Although it is not going to be easier in certain areas you need to work and improve.



Advertisement

"But yeah, it is a bit scary to try and think how you are going to perform,” says the Zimbabwean.


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker