Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas and Zimbabwean star Khama Billiat clean up at PSL awards


Amakhosi made a clean sweep of the PSL monthly awards for September following their impressive league exploits with coach Giovanni Solinas walking away with Coach of the Month and Khama Billiat winning Player of the Month.

Kaizer Chiefs have seen their hard work recognised during the month of September as head coach Giovanni Solinas and playmaker Khama Billiat walked away with the Coach and Player of the Month awards respectively.

Solinas gave credit to his players for winning the award.

"Football is about teamwork‚" he said.

"The credit for my award must go to my players and to my club.

"Without my players there is nothing.

"So I want to thank my player and my club‚ and also our fans for the support they have given me."

It was certainly not the best of starts for Solinas to his tenure at the Soweto giants, but after battling back over the past month, Chiefs are now being touted as potential title challengers come the end of the season.

Chiefs began September losing 1-0 at home against SuperSport United in the PSL.

They then went on a winning streak‚ thrashing Cape Town City 4-1 away‚ beating Free State Stars 2-0 away‚ and then winning 2-0 at home against AmaZulu.

Little Zimbabwen playmaker Billiat‚ signed by Chiefs on a free transfer from Mamelodi Sundowns in the off-season‚ scored twice against City‚ and provided a number of assists in the other three victories.

But while Solinas may have got his tactics spot on, his star player Billiat has certainly come to the fore. Not only has the Zimbabwean scored three goals already in the league with two of those coming against the Citizens in a 4-1 drubbing of the recently crowned MTN8 champions, but Billiat has also been Chiefs’ creative magician.

The 28-year-old former Mamelodi Sundowns talisman has found his feet at his new club and leads the PSL's assists charts with three assists.

Of those three assists, two has come in the month of September as Billiat was instrumental in the wins over Ea Lla Koto and Usuthu as well.

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