Chiefs defender joins Sundowns

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Mamelodi Sundowns have signed young Kaizer Chiefs defender Tristan Luke Moses.

Moses, who is an Amakhosi development graduate, confirmed the move on his Twitter account. “I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined the Masandawana family. God has always been there for me and will always be there for me and my family. I want to thank Mamelodi Sundowns and the president for showing belief in me. Looking forward to working and growing with the team,” tweeted the defender. “I am said to leave the club (Chiefs) but happy for the new opportunity. “Time to move onto my next challenge. I want to thank Kaizer Chiefs. My time spent there has molded me into the man and player I am today. I want to thank my family, teammates and the Amakhosi Faithful for all the love and support shown.” Source:Citizen

Khama Billiat has become the Absa Premiership’s highest earner after securing his move to Kaizer Chiefs from rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Sport24 can reveal the amount the Zimbabwean forward is earning at the Glamour Boys who wouldn’t let money stand in the way of securing his services.

The 27-year-old signed a three-year contract with an option of an additional year and is reportedly earning an eye-watering R10 million a year before tax.

That’s R833 333 per month.

Taking the taxman into consideration – as footballers are taxed at 38% – Billiat will be paid R515 000 a month, making him comfortably the top-earner in South Africa’s top-flight.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane confirmed that the club could not meet Billiat’s financial demands, which prompted the star to join Chiefs.

“We gave him a good offer,” Mosimane said.

“Trust me, it was a big offer. The offer that we gave, he could have been the highest paid player, which would probably have taken four years for that record to be broken.”

Billiat is believed to have turned down another offer – and in hindsight with good reason – from Egyptian side Zamalek who were prepared to pay him an annual salary of $450 000 (R6 050 000).

By way of a comparison, Portuguese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to earn a staggering R39.4 million after tax per month after sealing his move to Italian champions Juventus from Spanish giants Real Madrid on Tuesday.

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