After receiving a lifeline in the Champions League due to AS Vita’s disqualification, Mamelodi Sundowns have a chance to stamp their mark in Africa.
“Playing against the biggest sides in the competition is always exciting for any player because that’s where you really get the opportunity to test yourselves individually and as a collective,” Billiat told the Sundowns website.
“We have done well in the domestic league, with some of the players even transferring that form to national team level. Now, we have been given a second chance in the Champions League and have to show that we deserve to be there,” Billiat said.
The Brazilians main objective is to prove their metal in Africa, not just winning trophies in South Africa.
“When I joined Sundowns, playing in the Champions League was one of the things that made me want to play for this club.
“I also know that the club’s vision is to conquer Africa, therefore I believe we have an obligation to take the club to where it belongs,” Billiat concluded.