Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs tackled by Jean Munganga of Black Leopards during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 07 November 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Dec 21, 2018. 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs attacker Khama Billiat believes that the players should take the blame for the club's poor start to the season.
In an unprecedented move in recent memory, the Amakhosi sacked head coach Giovanni Solinas but a few months into his tenure, replacing the Italian with Ernst Middendorp who duly recored successive wins in his first two matches back at the club.
Billiat, though, insists that the Chiefs players should also shoulder some of the blame for Solinas' departure.
“To be honest, we did not want to be in the situation we were in [as] players, coaches, the club and supporters. No one was happy, even us we did not want to lose, but things were not working,” Billiat said as quoted by KickOff.com.
“But more the blame comes to the players because we are the ones that play, so I don’t know what we were not getting right. We can’t blame the coach at the end of the day.”
Next up for the Glamour Boys is a CAF Confederations Cup first round, second leg clash away to ASSM Elgeco this weekend. Chiefs beat the Madagascan team 3-0 in the reverse fixture.