JOHANNESBURG. − Buying a car is certainly a special occasion for anybody but buying your first-ever multimillion rand SUV is a memory worth a million revisits.
We look at the exact day Khama Billiat left the dealership with his top-of-the-range Lumma CLR RS.
Billiat remains without a club since leaving Kaizer Chiefs as a free agent in July.
His future remains the subject of huge speculation, as he is yet to play a single competitive match in a year.
While he continues working on his next move behind the scenes with his representatives, his high-profile status still evokes curiosity from fans, perhaps thanks to his 13-year stay in South African football.
Although his shine seems to be subdued for the moment, the 33-year-old has had some life-changing moments over the years, with the day he bought his Range Rover Lumma CLR RS being a stand-out event for the player.
At the time of purchase in 2019, the luxury sport SUV was reportedly worth a lofty R2.5 million and it features a front spoiler bumper plus additional daytime running lights, wheel arch extensions, side skirts, and a rear bumper with integrated diffuser, according to Lumma-design.com.
With his future still a hot topic, his former agent Mike Ngobeni recently rubbished suggestions that no club in Mzansi wanted to sign the Mufakose-bred attacker.
“It’s not true that no one wants Billiat. I don’t manage Billiat anymore as you know, but we talk regularly and I know that he is not in a hurry to do any stupid deal,” Ngobeni told Zimbabwean outlet Soccer24.
“Billiat is Billiat, no one is like Billiat in South Africa, even now. It’s his choice not to sign for some of these clubs who are calling him every day.
“There are even clubs that are phoning me, thinking that I can persuade him to sign for them. But the fact is, he is weighing his options.
“Billiat is still a good player, he is still Billiat and can still play good football. I believe he can still play for three or four years.
“Chiefs wanted to resign him and he didn’t turn up, so maybe Chiefs fans and some people there (at the club) are trying to badmouth him, so that no big club can sign him.
“Billiat can sign for any club in South Africa, so the story that no one wants him is hogwash,” added Ngobeni. – KickOff.com