Sports Reporter 

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa told Khama Billiat he was welcome back home to continue his career where it all started.

The President reiterated the Government’s support for sport in this country.

President Mnangagwa met Billiat at State House yesterday.

Billiat, who has returned home to play for Yadah Stars, was accompanied by the club’s owner, Prophet Walter Magaya. 

The diminutive forward signed for the Miracle Boys after spending 13 years of playing top-flight football in South Africa where he transformed himself into one of the superstars in Supa Diski. 

His return home has sparked a lot of interest in the domestic Premiership.

President Mnangagwa told the talismanic forward that he was welcome as he begins the latest phase of his career by playing in the local top-flight league.

“Welcome back home son,” the President said. 

“Remember this is your home, it is your ground of breeding and your ground for strong performances. 

“Please, tell your other friends wherever they are to continue lifting the flag of the country and tell them we will continue to support them as much as we can, even in the sporting fraternity.” 

Billiat was unveiled by Yadah at the newly-constructed Heart Stadium two weeks ago amid pomp and fanfare. 

He claims he still has a lot to offer to the game even at the age of 33.

He was overawed by the reception he got back home. 

“My confidence was raised when I saw the Heart Stadium being officially opened. I realised that as a nation we are now taking sport seriously. 

“I thank you for coming to officially open such a stadium. 

“I am feeling great love in Zimbabwe and I am encouraging others that are out there that Zimbabweans are truly loving and receiving and it’s a moment of reviving my career. 

“I am still energetic, I am still hungry to do more and I feel that my agility and stature allow me to perform for quite some time.”

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