KAIZER Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat is hopeful that he will heal his hamstring in time and be able to play when the Warriors face Congo Brazzaville in a 2019 AFCON qualifier away on Sunday.
Billiat picked the injury which, according to preliminary reports, can rule him out of action for six weeks.
The speedy attacker watched from the touchline yesterday as his Warriors counterparts conducted their first training session yesterday.
“So far l am just getting treatment and I am looking forward to be better and to play on Sunday.
“They are taking good care of me and l am really happy with the progress, hopefully something good happens that I will be ready by Sunday,” he said.
Billiat featured in the Warriors opening match against Liberia which Zimbabwe won 3-0.
He said the team need to take positives from there and carry on from where they left.
“I think we have to take good notes from the experience that we have from AFCON, hopefully we will be better.
“There is always pressure and you get worried if you don’t have pressure.
“I think for us to get a call up there was pressure already, if you are there or not. So we really appreciate to be called and we should be ready looking forward to get better than we were before.
“Every game is important and every game puts us closer to where the objective is,” he said.
“I think it’s a something all the players would want. Qualifying and to be one of the teams that represent the nation brings a good feeling.
“And we actually have a clear idea of what we are playing for. We went to AFCON last time and we saw how nice it is, the atmosphere and everything is great.
“It will be great for our nation going there regularly. It is also good even for the next generation.”
Billiat is confident that they will get a win in Congo.
“It’s a tough game obviously, we are playing away. There is pressure for us, we really need maximum points and that is the same situation with them.
“So it’s going to be a tough game. We just have to make sure we do everything to get ready mentally and physically for the game,” he said.