Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat walked away completely unharmed from a car accident in Midrand, Johannesburg on Sunday.
The Chiefs squad had only just dispersed after returning to Johannesburg following a 4-2 Nedbank Cup semi-final win over Chippa United in Port Elizabeth. when they were alerted to the incident.
Billiat was on target for Chiefs in that win, scoring the fourth goal for Amakhosi to seal progression where they will meet NFD side TS Galaxy.
The forward’s Infiniti SUV sustained damage and had to be towed from the scene of an accident caused by a burst tire, but Billiat was uninjured.
“Billiat was involved in an accident [on Sunday] and it was caused by a burst tyre. it happened where the N1 joins the M1 in Midrand. He was going home after we returned from PE,” Kaizer Chiefs spokesperson Vina Maphosa told the Sowetan.
“He lost control and hit a pavement, but there were no other cars involved. He didn’t sustain any injuries.”
Billiat is expected to be available for the Premiership match against Golden Arrows at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday night but will be assessed by the team doctor as a precautionary measure.
“We are going to training and we haven’t met about the availability of players.
“Remember, we arrived [on Sunday] and we are reporting for duty now,” Maphosa said.
“Every player, including Billiat, is available except those that are injured. we are going to training and if something changes, we would make the announcements.
“But there is nothing from the accident that suggests that the player might not be available.”
Billiat has been involved in minor car accidents before, though his last scrape was a little more severe. He wrote off his car in a 2013 accident that left him with slight injuries. He was given a few days off by his club at the time, Mamelodi Sundowns.
Late last year Chiefs player Wiseman Meyiwa was badly injured in an accident in the Free State, his injuries have left him confined to a wheelchair.