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Khama Billiat: Player to Become Highest Earner at Zamalek

Harare - Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat could easily become the highest paid player on the continent, after media reports that he has...

Harare - Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat could easily become the highest paid player on the continent, after media reports that he has inked a $450 000 per year salary for a permanent move to Egyptian giants Zamalek. 

Billiat's relocation to Egypt as a free agent, comes after negotiations to trim his initial $700 000 annual pay demands to $450 000, with Mamelodi Sundowns reportedly willing to match his salary demands, though the player stated his willingness to seek new challenges elsewhere. reported that the club was trying to negotiate with the player to lower his annual salary. 

“Zamalek were trying to downgrade Zimbabwean internationals Khama Billiat where Zamalek are pushing for an annual salary cut from $700 000 to $450 000.

“The player will move to Zamalek for free transfer without payment to his current club (Sundowns) after the player’s contract expires with his South African club. 
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“Zamalek is negotiating with more than one player, in the current period, most notably Hamid Ahad, Khama Billiat and Ivorian Giza, in addition to players from Latin America,” reported

In an earlier interview with The Herald, Billiat indicated he leaves the Tshwane giants a happy man following a successful spell which catapulted him to continental stardom.

“I have got a couple of offers and we will see what’s best for Khama Billiat and where the future is going to be,” he told local reporters recently.

“I don’t want to lie to myself, I have been happy (at Sundowns). It’s just me trying to challenge myself and see how far I can go. They have been good to me.

“I just pray to God and hope the decision that we are going to make at the end is going to be the right decision that makes everyone who believes in me and everyone who has been supporting me and the whole nation happy.

“That’s why I never rush anything, I have time in my hands and I don’t have any pressure. I can always make a decision even at the last minute but I hope it’s going to be a great decision at the end,” said Billiat.

Billiat won the ABSA Premiership trophy for the third time in his career in the just-ended season to add to the other silverware that include the Nedbank Cup, Telkom Knock-out, CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup winner’s medals.

He has also won the ABSA Premiership Footballer of the Year award in 2016. And he has also been linked with some foreign clubs that include Qarabag of Azerbaijan and FC Steaua Bucarest of Romania who have reportedly offered him an annual salary of 400 000 euro. - Online Sources 

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