Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
WARRIORS and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Khama Billiat believes destiny is in their own hands when they face Congo-Brazzaville in the final AFCON qualifier at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Billiat arrived in the country yesterday along with other South Africa-based players like Teenage Hadebe, George Chigova and Evans Rusike.
Khama said they will have themselves to blame if their fail to qualify for the Afcon finals to be held in Egypt in June.
“I think the guys know how important this game is and we are all professionals from wherever we play.
“We’ve been dying to be in this situation and I am sure every nation would like to be in this situation right now.
“It’s only us who can determine our future right now and I think the guys know and we pray to God.
“And hope for everyone on the day to be on the right track, the right mindset and fully focus on the game,” he said.
Billiat believes everyone in the squad is motivated to perform and help the country participate for the fourth time in the continent’s biggest football showdown.
“We have a week to know each other and get to work on some combinations.
“I’m sure that anyone needs to be motivated for this game because the nation and everyone know how important this game is,” he said.
“And I enjoy being here and happy to be part of the national team.
“I think it’s in our best interest to look at our performance and how we want to do things on the weekend.
“Rather than looking at what’s happening to other people, we are the only people that can do ourselves a favor and the whole nation a favor by just putting everything that we can on the day.”