Billiat is something else: Coach

Zimbabwean tearaway midfielder Khama Billiat continues to be a star attraction in the South African Absa Premiership. Following his high-profile move from lowly Ajax Cape Town to Mamelodi Sundowns a few weeks ago, the attacking midfielder has continued from where he left with Ajax last season, putting on a mouth-watering show every time he is thrown into the fray.

Impressed - Mosimane.
Impressed – Mosimane.

One of those performances was when the dribbling wizard starred in a top-of-the-table league game against an equally star-studded Bidvest Wits United, which hosts Sundowns won 2-1 at the weekend.

An awed Pitso Mosimane, who coaches the Pretoria-based side, said early this week he was confident that the new arrival would help take The Brazilians to greater heights this season.

Sundowns, who hold the record of five PSL championships, have hardly been to the podium in close to a decade now and have seen city neighbours Supersport win three league crowns and the Johannesburg duo of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates share the other three championships and trophies in the last eight seasons.

However, Mosimane said the Zimbabwean, man of the match in the clash against Wits who also crowned his superb performance with the winning goal, and would be vying for the PSL Player of Year award this season.

“You have to look at the chances he creates for us,” said Mosimane. “He scored against Wits; he hit the post against Arrows and was also named man of the match during that game. I think we need to get something out of this boy and help him get to where he wants to be. This boy has got something and we wish him all the best.”

The Brazilians remain unbeaten in the League so far this season and Mosimane appealed for patience from their usually restless fans.

“Sundowns supporters are not easy to please. They want a win and they want a good win. Sometimes even Manchester United don’t get a good win, but a win is a win – even if it’s not good. They have to be patient. We’re pushing and we’re on course for now.”

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