Red-hot Billiat scores again

Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE international forward Khama Billiat was on target again yesterday as his South African Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns beat Free State Stars 5-2 in their backyard to open a six-point lead at the top of the log standings.

The high flying Warrior, who has taken the Super Diski by storm and is the man of the moment this season, found the target in the second half after defender Wayne Arendse had scored the opener in the first half.

According to reports from South Africa, the Zimbabwean, with 15 minutes to go, found the target when a long ball from the back found Teko Modise on the right and he in turn delivered a wonderful cross to pick out Billiat, who then netted with a diving header.

Keegan Dolly, Leonardo Castro and Mokakolodi Ngele were also on target as the Tshwane side ran riot at James Motlatsi Stadium.

The former CAPS United and Aces Academy player has now scored seven goals in 14 matches in the Absa Premiership.

Before Christmas, Billiat was sidelined for several weeks after he suffered a head injury.

But it appears the worst is over and Billiat is enjoying his game.

He has been in red-hot form and is being touted as the most outstanding player in the South African top-flight this season.

The Mufakose-born winger is receiving rave reviews in the South African media. Billiat’s form particularly at this time would be obviously sweet news to Zimbabwe coach Callisto Pasuwa as he plots the downfall of Swaziland in next month’s African Cup of the Nations qualifiers.

The Warriors will first play the Swazis away in Mbabane before hosting them within a week.

And Pasuwa’s team would be seeking inspiration from the exploits of Billiat and the Warriors skipper Willard Katsande, who is also in superb form for his South African side Kaizer Chiefs.

This weekend, the Billiat show would be in Bulawayo when Mamelodi Sundowns travel here for the Champions League preliminary round, first leg match against Chicken Inn.

However, local supporters who may be rooting for the local league champions may not cheer on the dribbling exploits of Biliat this time around as he may give his countrymen a torrid afternoon.

Another Zimbabwean international at the Brazilians, Cuthbert Malajila, did not feature in yesterday’s match.

However, the former Dynamos striker has recovered from an injury and has started to feature for the Brazilians.

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