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Pitso - 'We polish and make them shine'

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that Khama Billiat wouldn't be the player he is if it wasn't for the time he spent at Chloorkop.

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Billiat played for Sundowns between 2013 and 2018, scoring 39 goals in 99 matches. It was at the Brazilians in 2016 that he won the PSL Footballer of the Year award and was a nominee for African Footballer of the Year as Mosimane's side were crowned CAF Champions League winners.

And Mosimane says the reason he has been linked with North African giants Al Ahly is mainly because of his exploits during his time at Sundowns and especially for what he did in the Champions League.

“He was here, he left a footprint. He was the Footballer of the Year and he is known in Egypt because he was here,” Mosimane said.

He was given an opportunity and why are you surprised that African teams want him? You know why? Because they saw him play [in the Champions League] and they say that is the product we want, we know what he can do, we’ve seen what he can do.

"That’s the contribution we’ve made on him. Of course he’s got talent, it’s not like we made him. He’s got talent, but we also fix them, structure them and make them look good. We polish and make them shine. And then everybody benefits.”

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