Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that they are considering taking action against Mamelodi Sundowns following reports they were in talks regarding the sale of star striker Khama Billiat.
Masandawana’s acting general Yogesh Singh was quoted by SoccerLaduma on Tuesday, where he confirmed the two clubs were busy with ongoing discussions.
Amakhosi have since responded, refuting the claims from Sundowns, and simultaneously confirming they would be taking action.
A statement released via the club’s official website read:
“Kaizer Chiefs would like to put it on record that the information being peddled in the media about the club negotiating with Mamelodi Sundowns is COMPLETELY FALSE AND UNCALLED FOR.
“We can confirm that there was an approach by Sundowns during the Afcon for the services of Khama Billiat, but we informed them that we are not selling the player. Following that, there have not been any negotiations with the Chairman, Kaizer Motaung or anyone from Kaizer Chiefs as reported in the media.
“We are concerned that the said Sundowns official can misrepresent us in this manner, causing unnecessary confusion and uncertainty to our supporters and stakeholders. We call on him to refrain from spreading false information in the media and respect the rules.
“Khama Billiat is committed to Kaizer Chiefs and is not joining any other club.
“Following the article published online yesterday quoting a Sundowns official, we are considering taking action to deal with the matter. This unethical behaviour cannot and should not be tolerated, ” the statement concluded.