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Pressure on Egypt at AFCON: Billiat

Pressure will be on Egypt next Friday when they open the 32nd edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament against Zimbabwe at the Cairo stadium.

This is according to the Zimbabwean Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs star attacker Khama Billiat, who says the hosts will feel the effects of playing on home soil.

The record seven times African champions find themselves in a tricky Group A with Zimbabwe, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Billiat says they will take advantage of this.

This generation of the Zimbabwe Warriors have qualified for a second consecutive AFCON after they bowed out in the group stages in the 2017 tournament in Gabon. Billiat says with 90 percent of this squad going to their second AFCON, they are now more experienced.

At the last AFCON, Billiat attracted two good offers from Europe and Asia following some good performances against Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

But unfortunately both offers were turned down by his former club Mamelodi Sundowns.

SABC Sport understands that should another offer come for the 28-year-old at this AFCON, Chiefs will not think twice if it meets their evaluation for the player.

And he also says they come to these big tournaments in search of greener pastures. – Report by Velile Mnyandu

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