Khama Billiat calls it a day on his international football career, just days after the Zimbabwean team failed to qualify for the second round of world cup qualifiers.
The 31-year-old penned a heartfelt letter to the public announcing his retirement from international football, at his age Khama feels it is time to open up space for younger footballers in the national team.
Zimbabwe finished last in the world cup qualifiers, after failing to win a single match, managing to secure only two points in the entire campaign. The Amakhosi star thanked his national team supporters, the coaches and the country as a whole for giving a young Billiat then a chance to showcase his abilities for the national team.
Billiat stated how it was a dream come true for him, having managed to represent his country and scoring goals for the warriors, “I have met so many coaches and teammates at the national team and I appreciate every relationship I have built along the way. By playing for the warriors I have improved immensely as a player it is an opportunity I will forever cherish” said Billiat.
He continued by stating that “I have decided to retire from international football. I believe it is now time for me to pave way for new talent to blossom and serve the country in the same way that I did, or even better.” Billiat made 45 appearances for the national team of Zimbabwe, scoring 17 goals in all competitions, since making his debut as a 20 year old in 2011.