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R10 million price tag on Khama Billiat

by Sports Reporter
09 May 2013 at 04:03hrs | Views
SOUTH African Premiership side Ajax Cape Town have reportedly put a staggering R10 million price tag on their star midfielder Khama Billiat as interest from local rivals mounts over the talented Zimbabwean international.

It has emerged that a number of Ajax Cape Town's rivals have set their sights on swooping on the player and the fact that that the Urban Warriors are battling relegation has heightened speculation that their star players are being targeted by some of South Africa's top clubs.

Big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns who are reportedly lining up a massive clear out of underperforming players are understood to be leading the way in courting Billiat's signature.

Ajax Cape Town must win their remaining matches against Maritzburg United on Saturday and Golden Arrows to steer clear from relegation.

But the club's directors in acknowledging the interest around Billiat have reportedly put a R10 million asking price to stave off some teams.

The Zimbabwean international's profile grew last season when he fine year and even got rave reviews from reviews from Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand who described him as "an agile, exciting player to watch, with great speed and ball control" after the two teams drew 1-1 in Cape Town.

Ajax Cape Town had in the past also maintained that they would not sell Khama or any of their top players to local rivals with the Urban Warriors preferring instead to target the European market with their sister club Ajax Amsterdam naturally the first choice.

Billiat, a product of the Aces Youth Academy together with other Warriors players such as Knowledge Musona, Abbas Amidu and Lincolin Zvasiya, joined the Cape Town side from CAPS United in 2010 where he had just had a very short stint.

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Source - herald