• Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat launches foundation set to give back to the community

    Khama Billiat launches foundation set to give back to the community

    HARARE  – The former Mamelodi Sundowns superstar has launched his Khama Billiat Foundation and through it, he plans to raise funds to assist the less privileged in Zimbabwe.

    Star Magazine Africa has learnt that the foundation is aimed at improving lives through sports. This act of munificence is the latest initiative by one of Zimbabwe’s footballers at the moment. Khama Billiat is currently the highest-paid football player in the South African Premier Soccer League.

    Billiat,29, who hails from Harare in Zimbabwe, shared the news of the foundation on his social media accounts.

    “Welcome to the Khama Billiat Foundation,” read a statement from Billiat.

    “Our vision is to contribute to society by positively impacting on the lives that matter. Our mission is to make our foundation a vehicle to changing the lives of the less fortunate through sports tournaments, donations and fundraising.” Wrote the statement on Billiat’s Twitter page.

    The Zimbabwean international and Kaizer Chiefs superstar embarked on a massive and remarkable largesse. It reflects Billiat has a heart, to help the less fortunate members of society, and he is prepared to make a difference in their lives through several initiatives.

    Billiat has in the past been censured, by some critics, for his colourful lifestyle, which plays out on social media, where he is accused of having a taste of life’s fine tastes, including investing in some of the most extravagant vehicles around.

    Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat launches foundation set to give back to the community
    Khama Billiat launched his Khama Billiat foundation. Photo: Instagram

    Billiat joined the bandwagon other Zimbabwe international footballers who are using their privileged positions, as well-paid professional sports stars, to give back to communities back home.

    The list of other generous include footballers like SuperSport United forward Kudakwashe Mahachi who helps senior citizens in Bulawayo and also former Orlando Pirates and France-based midfielder Marshall Munetsi who pays school fees for over 60 children in the township of Mabvuku, Harare where he grew up.

    Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat launches foundation set to give back to the community
    Khama Billiat , Kaizer Chiefs midfielder. Photo: Instagram

    According to a Zimbabwean local newspaper, Nyasha Mushekwi has already splashed US$120 000 on a brand new state-of-the-art bus for his former local club, CAPS United, for the Green Machine to use as their team bus.

    Billiat’s Amakhosi teammate Willard Katsande and Warriors star Tinotenda Kadewere also host annual football tournaments to raise funds for the indigent.

    Scores of people took to Twitter yesterday to felicitate and hail Billiat for the move with one company even offering to partner the foundation.

    Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat launches foundation set to give back to the community
    Zimbabwe Warriors ace ,Khama Billiat. Photo: Instagram

    “We are IsaDi, a proudly African owned sports brand. We would love to get on board by aligning ourselves with your programme to supply and sponsor kits and off-field apparel,” the company said.

    “We 100% black youth-owned sports brand. Proudly For Africa By Africans.”

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