Billiat keen on using AFCON to secure move to Europe

Warriors forward Khama Billiat has said he is keen on using the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations finals as a leeway to secure a move to Europe.

The 28-year-old Kaizer Chiefs man moved to Amakhosi from Mamelodi Sundowns last year at a time when many expected him to make a move to Europe and even rejected an offer from Azerbaijani-outfit, Qarabag FK, in favour of joining the Soweto giants.

Speaking to SABC SPORT in Cairo, Egypt, where the Warriors are preparing for AFCON, Billiat said every African based player uses AFCON as an avenue for moves to Europe and he is no exception.

“It (AFCON) is a good platform for players to go to Europe to get new clubs and even get better contracts,” he said.
“Yes, it is important for all of us. We all play football for that (to secure moves to Europe)” added Billiat.

If offers are to come for the former Ajax Cape Town winger, it will be up to Chiefs to entertain any and according to SABC SPORT, they are likey to, if they meet Amakhosi’s rating of the player.