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Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Does this Kaizer Chiefs player deserve a new contract though?

There are rumours swirling around that Kaizer Chiefs are readying a new deal for a veteran star at Naturena. Does he deserve it though?

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Kaizer Motaung Jr has plenty to ponder. Image: © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

According to reports, Kaizer Chiefs could be willing to offer Khama Billiat a one-year contract extension at Naturena. Whether or not that’s true is difficult to ascertain at this point.

Let’s assess whether or not that would be a good move by the Amakhosi board.

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Khama Billiat has a wealth of experience

Billiat will be 33 in August and has been there, done that and got the t-shirt, as far as the PSL is concerned. It’s not controversial to say that his experience and know-how would be a positive thing to rub off on some of the younger players within the group right now. Even if he doesn’t start the majority of next season’s matches, perhaps his presence alone would be a positive influence if the club qualifies for the CAF Champions League? Billiat, of course, was a winner of that tournament in 2016.

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Khama Billiat is at a crossroads. Image: BackpagePix

Khama hasn’t produced his best at Kaizer Chiefs

The other side of the coin is that Billiat has failed to reproduce his best Sundowns form since moving to Naturena. He’s made just nine PSL appearances this term, with no goals and three assists. As a player famed for his output in the final third, that’s simply not good enough. Sure, his season has been blighted with injuries, but who’s to say he’ll return stronger than before?

We’ll have to see how he gets on when he makes his competitive return. It’s not clear when that will be, but Billiat is back in training.

If you were making the decision, would you offer Billiat a new deal at Naturena?

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Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

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