Billiat is Kaizer Chiefs' version of Messi, says Solinas

Billiat is Kaizer Chiefs' version of Messi, says Solinas
Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 22 September 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018. 13:00

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has taken his admiration of star attacker Khama Billiat to a whole new level.

The Italian has reserved special praise for the Zimbabwe international throughout the 2018-19 season, with Billiat having made an excellent start to life at Naturena after joining the club from rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Billiat, 28, has directly contributed to nine goals in 11 games across all competitions this season.

This has prompted Solinas to compare the former Ajax Cape Town attacker to Barcelona's Lionel Messi while also singling out Billiat as the league's best player.

Speaking to his side's official website, Solinas said: "Barcelona have ten players and Messi. Kaizer Chiefs have ten players and Billiat. Khama is the best player in the PSL and he's one of those rare players who makes the difference."

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