Khama Billiat’s disappearance explained. The 29-year-old attacker is still yet to feature, even on the bench, for the Glamour Boys since December 2019. Kaizer Chiefs’ coach Ernst Middendorpc revealed that the Zimbabwean star player was handed to the club’s medical staff in late December‚ with the message not to give him back to the first team until he was capable of ‘100 per cent peak performance.’
Zimbabwe international and Kaizer Chief’s playmaker, Khama Billiat’s disappearance from the South African side’s line up has finally been explained following weeks of speculation. The talisman who has been missing in action for current Absa log leaders since last year is reportedly on the mend, following an injury picked up on his left knee.
According to information reaching this publication from South African publication SowetanLive, the German, also revealed the information after being recently quizzed by journalists on the footballer’s whereabouts who has been out for close to six weeks rather than three.
After December 22 we had seen he couldn’t sprint to 100 percent. We have this PlayerTek Catapult GPS data which tells you exactly the top speed. Khama’s was normally close to 10 – 9.9 or 9.8. And you could see in a game‚ or in training sessions‚ a maximum 9.2 or 9.1.
At the time‚ December 22‚ we just decided‚ because we had our experience before of taking him out for two weeks‚ and then bringing him back.
It doesn’t matter even if it takes six or seven weeks – I wanted him capable of 100 percent speed‚ and wanted to see it on the GPS data. We gave him more or less to the medical department. And from them‚ about eight days ago it was recommended that now he is able to do so [maximum performance.
But from December 22 until the end of January he was not working with the team at all.
And now he’s in. It’s important after a long time for him to get related to competitive soccer. He definitely needs competition time to get into it. Let’s see what we are doing.”
Source – iHarare
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