ZIMBABWE Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat has spoken about the importance of Amakhosi being back in the Champions League.
Chiefs are currently underway with preparations to face-off with Cameroonian side, PWD Bamenda on November 29 in the first leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League competition.
The Soweto giants will be eager to return to Mzansi with at least a point, in order to increase the morale in the team after results have not been going their way domestically.
Billiat, who’s played in and won the CAF Champions League competition during his time at Mamelodi Sundowns, is looking forward to the competition and wants Amakhosi to continue challenging themselves.
“I have played in the Champions League before with a couple of the guys and the team has played in it before, I think it is nothing new. It is just that the way we are going to approach each and every game is very important.
“Every result, it has to have a meaning behind it and we have a good team and I feel like we need to go out there and challenge in Africa and take this team back where it belongs, and I think it starts now and we needed this, we needed to test ourselves with big teams out there,” Billiat told the media.
“A lot of experience will be able to help the club in terms of managing the game, in terms of motivating the guys to do the right things that a Champions League game needs and we have good players.
“Everyone is looking good and looking forward to the competition, we want to challenge ourselves and do the best and see how far we can (go).”
“It is very important because it brings a lot of confidence to the guys, a lot of good energy coming in to the domestic competitions as well, it is something that means a lot and even for me as an individual.” – Goal ■