The Sunday Mail
KHAMA BILLIAT remains one of the top earners at Kaizer Chiefs after the Zimbabwean survived a massive player clear-out at the South African Premiership side.
Billiat, who turns 32 in August, makes about R830 000 at Amakhosi, and is currently the second top earner after Keegan Dolly, who nets around R1,45 million.
The Zimbabwean international is now into the last year of his five-year contract with Kaizer Chiefs.
Chiefs have been quick to dust off players on heavy packages who have done little to justify their stay at the club, and these include Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic, Lebogang Manyama and Bernard Parker.
Also headed for the exit door are Daniel Cardoso, Dumisani Zuma, Daniel Akpeyi, Lazarous Kambole and Kearyn Baccus, who will all not be getting improved contracts to what they were on at Chiefs.
The departure of these 10 players has freed up R30 million worth of contracts per annum for the club.
Kenyan midfielder, Teddy Akumu, has been transfer-listed, and will also not get any club offering him a better deal from those that will show interest in his services.
From those remaining at Chiefs the pair of Dolly and Billiat will continue to carry the heaviest deals.
Billiat is heading into the last season of his contract which will push his stay at Naturena to five years.
Billiat joined Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns – where he was once teammates with Dolly – in July 2018, and has been on one of the best contracts ever in the history of the PSL.
He just came off a season in which he had 16 goal contributions (eight goals and eight assists) in 29 appearances.