Mamelodi Sundowns newcomer Billiat braced for Ajax Cape Town reunion


Billiat last month left the Urban Warriors for the Brazilians and tomorrow at Cape Town Stadium, the Zimbabwean forward will come up against his ex-employers.

“It will be a good feeling to return, but at the same time I must be ready to fight because I know they will come at me and try to make me feel uncomfortable. It’s up to me how I take it, but I know it’s gonna be personal,” Billiat says.

Meanwhile, Ajax coach Muhsin Ertugral said last month that he was disappointed with how Billiat left the club, saying the 23-year-old should have said goodbye to his former teammates.

Billiat says he intended to bid farewell but was unable to.

He explains: “The deal was on and off, so I didn’t know when I would leave so I didn’t want to say goodbye before the time. So I came over this side expecting to sign with Sundowns and then go back to Cape Town to get my stuff and say goodbye. But things didn’t go well because I ended up not signing and I went over to Zimbabwe to see my family.

“When I came back, I signed with Sundowns and I didn’t have a chance to go back to Cape Town soon after signing. Eventually, I went over on a weekend and I picked up my car at the club, but the guys were not at training on that Saturday. Unfortunately, they also didn’t train the following day and that was the day I had to return to Jo’burg. So I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye,” he adds.

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