Zim international Billiat turns spiritual

Zimbabwe international forward Khama Billiat appears to have turned very spiritual as uncertainty over his future continues to stalk him, with his contract with South African football powerhouse Mamelodi Sundowns set to end in four months’ time.

Khama Billiat
Khama Billiat

Billiat, who turns 28 on August 19 this year, has resisted overtures from the Pretoria giants to extend his contract at the club where he has turned himself into one of the stars and helped them win the CAF Champions League.

Reports have indicated that the Zimbabwean star is wanted by Azerbaijani giants Qarabag, who usually feature in the UEFA Champions League, while other reports have suggested he could be on his way to French side Lyon.

Billiat recently dumped his agent and changed stables as he prepares for what is likely to be his last big deal in the game. Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has made it clear he would love to keep Billiat at the club, but the decision is out of his hands and rests with the diminutive forward.

Billiat, who has been accused by some of having a wayward lifestyle, has turned very spiritual and has been bombarding his social media platforms with some spiritual messages since the beginning of the year. He has also been portraying himself as a loving family man, with a picture of him and his daughter usually accompanying the social media updates.

He has been quoting scriptures from Romans to Peter, from John to Jeremiah and all the time ending his messages with the powerful phrase, “In God we trust”.

The phrase is also featured on every United States dollar note.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Romans 8:35 KJV, #inGodwetrust#,’’ posted Billiat on his Instagram and Twitter pages. The other day he posted, “and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose – Romans 8:28 KJV #inGodwetrust#.’’ The Herald