Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs evades tackle from Bangali Keita of Free State Stars during the 2018 MTN8 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Soccer City, Johannesburg on 11 August 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Tuesday Aug 14, 2018. 13:00
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has labelled Khama Billiat as the best player in the Absa Premiership this season.
Billiat, 27, joined the Amakhosi ahead of the 2018-19 campaign following five successful years at rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Zimbabwe international has rekindled his relationship with Leonardo Castro at Naturena with the duo now focused on ending Chiefs trophy drought. The Glamour Boys last won silverware three years ago.
“For me‚ Billiat is an amazing player‚ a top player," Solinas is quoted as saying by Times Live.
"In my opinion‚ with no disrespect to other players from other clubs‚ Billiat is the best player in the league. Billiat in my opinion can play in Europe without a problem. This guy is not for this league.
"He could perform in Europe very well‚ comfortably.
“Billiat and Castro – it’s a privilege and an honour for me to coach them and these players make the difference.So I am very happy that I have these players in my squad," Solinas concluded.
Chiefs are away to Baroka FC in the Absa Premiership later this evening, eager to make amends for the 3-1 defeat they suffered to Bidvest Wits in their most recent league outing.