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Mamelodi Sundowns Midfielder Khama Billiant Escapes Unharmed After Armed Robbery

Mamelodi Sundowns playmaker Khama Billiat escaped an armed robbery at an Engen in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to Sunday World report, Billiat was at an Engen garage in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg when six gunmen entered armed with AK-47 assault rifles.

The report also adds that the Zimbabwean midfielder had gone to buy prepaid electricity and some minor home groceries at the time when the incident occurred. The robbers took both his watch and wallet before hitting the convenience store’s ATM.

Learning of the incident, Sundowns spokesperson Thulani Thuswa was glad to announce that the player escaped with no harm.

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he said.

“I spoke to him [Billiat] not so long ago and is he also happy to have escaped with his life. I asked him and he said he was going to put in petrol and buy some minor stuff, including prepaid electricity.”

Billiant joined the Sundowns in August 2013 and has been a regular in its attacking midfield ever since but, is currently nursing an injured leg. According to coach Pitso Mosimane, he will miss the next few games including the Champions League fixture against KCCA in Uganda.



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