Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

A HURDLE has emerged in Dynamos’ bid to sign Khama Billiat and the Glamour Boys are desperate to clear it as soon as possible to pave the way for the former Warriors talisman to join them.

The Harare giants are in advanced talks with the ex-Kaizer Chiefs star, who has been without a team since June last year when his contract with the Amakhosi expired.

Zimpapers Sport understands that Billiat was supposed to fly in today to join his new teammates ahead of the giants’ season-opening game against Ngezi Platinum in the Castle Challenge Cup at Baobab next week.

But, he will not travel before the parties iron out the pertinent issue pertaining to some signing-on fees.

His salary and other add-ons have already been agreed and Billiat has since requested that the Number 12 jersey be reserved for him.

But the signing-on figures are yet to be agreed and Billiat remains holed up in South Africa.

While there are other financially stable teams, who are understood to have offered the 33-year-old some eye-popping deals, Billiat wants to play for Dynamos.

He is actually the one who sent an emissary to approach the country’s biggest club.

“We are aware of the bidding wars understood to be taking place for Billiat at the moment,” said a Dynamos insider.

“We are sure that Billiat wants to play for Dynamos and that is the reason why it is Dynamos who he is negotiating with.

“Of course, there is one sticky issue which needs to be addressed regarding the deal. 

“The agreement, like what has been published earlier, is almost intact and we are very confident that all will be well.

“Billiat was initially scheduled to travel from South Africa on Thursday (today) but since we are still to iron out one outstanding issue, he will be travelling some other day.

“The team is working flat out to ensure that the matter is cleared as soon as possible. Once that has been finalised, he will be travelling here to sign the deal and start training with the team.”

Despite having spent more than six months out of action after failing to attract any interest from other South African teams following his refusal to renew his romance with the Soweto giants, Billiat is expected to add significant value to the Glamour Boys.

Meanwhile Kuda Mahachi is expected to start training with the Glamour Boys next week.

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