MDC -T lauds South African based Zimbabwean player Khama Billiat and mourns Ntini

MDC -T lauds South African based Zimbabwean player Khama Billiat and mourns Ntini

THE  MDC T has sent a congratulatory message to South African based  Zimbabwean International Khama Billiat who plays for the   premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns  for scooping three most prestigious awards in the 2016 PSL Awards recently .

Billiat  won  the PSL Footballer of the Year with a R250 000 prize money,  the ABSA Player of the Players Award with R150 000 prize money and ABSA Midfielder of the year which earned him  R50 000.

“Indeed our Warriors diminutive midfielder shined, rising the flag of our beloved country high,”says  MDC T Shadow Minister of Sport and Recreation Clifford Hlatywayo.

“Football in SA is well supported by all stakeholders which include  their national  broadcasters  SABC and Super Sport with big ponsors like  ABSA, NEDBank, Telkom and MTN, the ; professional South African Football Association as well as the Government through  its  Ministry of Sports and Recreation.”

“Billiat made it in foreign soils, we say keep it up and continue shinning to the next season. You made us proud as a nation. Khama has shown that he is now ripe for the European leagues,” says Hlatywayo, adding that the situation was different in Zimbabwe where he  accused politicians of interefering with the administration of soccer

“Its a shame. Thats why most of our gallant sporting heroes and heroines are scattered all over the world,” he says.

Meanwhile the opposition party offered its condolences on the death of former Caps United  coach  Gishom Gizha Ntini describing him as one of the “best coaches of our lifetime”.

” Ntini contributed immensely to the development of soccer  and realisation of talent in Zimbabwe. He had a strong belief that any one can make it in football. Thus, he opted to offer his services to relatively marginalised areas  such as  Chiredzi and Triangle,”  says Hlatshwayo

Ntini passed away last Sunday in Botswana after a short illness. – Patience Rusere