Retired left-back Zhaimu Jambo has commented on the rift between Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp and the Warriors technical team over Khama Billiat.

Middendorp twice registered his displeasure when Billiat returned injured from the Zimbabwe national team camp in September and November respectively.

The gaffer blamed the national team coaches for failing to manage the player properly during the international breaks. The 29-year old is currently out until Christmas after he aggravated his hamstring problem during the November games.

Jambo feels there could have been better handling of Billiat’s issue and the two parties were supposed to communicate.

“It’s just communication between the two coaches, something that they need to talk about. I don’t think it’s something bigger than it seems,” said Jambo to Far Post and cited by

“It’s a just miscommunication of the coach needing to talk to another coach on the other side on how best they can manage the player.

“They both need the player. So it’s about how they find the balance. He would like to play for his country as much as he likes to play for Chiefs.

“It’s just player management that both need to be part of communication-wise. Khama is important for Zimbabwe. You can see if he is there. He is the one who scored two goals against Zambia.

“A national team coach is fighting for his own life so he wouldn’t think of taking Khama out. At the end of the day, if it’s all communicated well, it would be good.”