- Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat has called on his team to put in extra effort in order to secure wins
- Billiat was impressive during his side’s 2-2 draw against SuperSport United, he scored a goal and assisted with the second goal
- This performance led to Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas describing the attacking forward as the best player in South African football
Rising Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat has called on his teammates to put in extra effort in order to secure wins. Billiat recently said he was happy with his own performance but felt the team as a whole still needed to do some work to reach their full potential.
Billiat transferred to Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of last season and has proven to be an invaluable member of his new team. He once again impressed all and sundry with his performance against SuperSport United in the MTN8 semi-finals over the weekend.
Billiat scored his side’s first goal and assisted his striking partner, Leonardo Castro, with a crucial second goal which saw the match finish in a 2-2 draw.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the performance led Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas to label Billiat as the best player in South African football.
Sport24.com reported that Billiat said he was thankful for the opportunity to be playing football. He praised the goal scored by Castro and said it was satisfying when combinations and plans bore fruit.
Billiat said he and Castro had been working together to improve their mutual understanding and this work was starting to pay off.
He praised the performance of the team in the second half and said the team had really come out of its shell and proven to be a classy side. Billiat said the team would have to work hard on certain aspects of their game ahead of the second leg of the semi-final.
Billiat’s comments were echoed by Solinas who said the match was a tale of two halves. He said his team look scared during the first half but had really performed well in the second half of the match.
The return leg of the semi-finals will take place at the FNB Stadium on 27 August. Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to progress to the final of the MTN8 competition and the side would dearly love to lift the winner’s trophy.
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the shock transfer of club legend Siphiwe Tshabalala. The club confirmed its current captain had joined Turkish club BB Erzurumspor on a two-year deal.
Tshabalala spent the last 11 seasons at Kaizer Chiefs and has become the face of the club in that time.
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