17 May 2018
FRUSTRATED Warriors star, Khama Billiat, had a frustrating game against Spanish La Liga champions, Barcelona in a friendly match at FNB Stadium last night.
Barcelona claimed a comfortable 3-1 win over the South African champions with goals from by André Gomes, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele while the hosts responded through Sibusiso Vilakazi towards the end.
Khama, who is seemingly on his way out of Sundowns, failed to stamp his authority in the game and his frustrations were compounded by teammates who seemed agreed not to pass the ball to him, especially towards the Barcelona goal.
Temba Zwane was the biggest culprit in the first half while Vilakazi was a close second.
Coupled by Barcelona’s superior quality, the night was not what Khama had hoped and he was taken off in the 76th minute.
Khama’s best moment came 10 minutes into the second half when he went on a run down the left wing, beat his marker and unleashed a shot that was deflected for a corner.
KHAMA’S MOMENTS (as commented on Sundowns site)
26th minute: Khama with a golden chance at the back post, wrong option as he looks for the ball across goal.
30th minute: Beautiful football from the Brazilians, Khama with a dangerous ball into the box, Anele inches short.
49th minute: Khama with a golden chance in behind the Barca backline, heavy first touch from the speedy Zimbabwean.
55th minute: Khama with a scintillating run down the wing, beats his man and manages to get off a powerful drive, deflected for a corner
76th minute: Double change from the Brazilians, Oupa and Sirino join the action with Hlompho and Khama making waya