Stars goalkeeper apologises

2015-12-02 06:00

BETHLEHEM. – Free State Stars goalkeeper Daouda Diakite has apologised to Khama Billiat after their collision in a league game had left the Mamelodi Sundowns man concussed.

The pair clashed when contesting a Keagan Dolly cross during Sundowns’ 3-1 win over Stars at the Lucas Moripe Stadium a fortnight ago, with Billiat having to be rushed to hospital.

“I called Khama just to find out how he was doing after the weekend incident and he told me he was out of hospital and that he was fine,” Diakite told his club’s website.

“I have apologised to Khama for the incident. It was not intentional. Unfortunately incidents like that are commonplace in football.

“It’s never a nice thing when a fellow professional is injured, whether a teammate or not. It’s even worse when you feel partially responsible for ending their participation. I hope Khama returns to action soon and I wish him the best of luck,” he said.

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