Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has confirmed Khama Billiat will miss the weekend’s game against Bloemfontein Celtic.

The Zimbabwean winger aggravated his hamstring problem during last month’s international break and has struggled to return to full fitness.

Billiat, 29, returned to action in the 4-0 victory over Stellenbosch and featured for fifty minutes. Chiefs’ medical team has recommended a two-week break for the player until the 22nd of December.

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, Middendorp said: “I’m happy with this 50 minutes that he got against Stellenbosch‚ and that we did not play him in Nelspruit‚ where it would have been a disaster for him to play.

“The three or four days more to the Wednesday game gave us a bit of time to reduce the tightness.

“But now we have to be serious. The medical team are very clear – 14 days on a specific programme‚ coming back on December 14‚ playing him probably in a test [friendly] game.

“And then make a decision into December 22. I believe he can be ready for that game‚ then have further treatment [in the Christmas break].”

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