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Khama must shine all the time – Benjani


“Khama has won the League, Champions League and the Player of the Year. What I want to see from him is more goals"

Kaizer Chiefs legend, Teenage Dladla, is sure Khama Billiat (cetre) will be a big player for AmKhosi. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

EX-Manchester City marksman, Benjani Mwaruwari, is challenging Kaizer Chiefs star forward, Khama Billiat, to scoop the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Golden Boot award.

Billiat joined Amakhosi from Mamelodi Sundowns in the most recent transfer window period, and still seems to be finding his feet at the Glamour Boys.

Zimbabwean Mwaruwari, who was once PSL top-scorer before going to play in England, was speaking with Independent Media in Hammarsdale where former Bafana Bafana skipper, Sibusiso Zuma, held a community event.

“Khama has won the League, Champions League and the Player of the Year. What I want to see from him is more goals.

“The only thing left for him to achieve in South Africa is to win the top scorer award,” the former PSL Footballer of the Season said.

Billiat is yet to open his account in league matches this season. The Zimbabwean international dominated the Absa Premiership in 2015/16 when Sundowns won the Premiership.

He was crowned the Midfielder of the Season, Player’s Player of the Season and the Footballer of the Season.

“If I find time and meet him, I will keep on reminding him about that top-scorer award.

“I will keep on pushing and reminding him to work hard to win that top-scorer. If he can get it, he will be done in South Africa,” Mwaruwari added.

The MTN8 is another crown that is missing in Billiat’s trophy-laden cabinet. Chiefs find themselves pitted against SuperSport United in the semi-finals of the MTN8, and they visit SuperSport on Sunday in the first leg and host the Pretoria side at FNB Stadium on September 1 in the return leg.

During his tenure with Sundowns, Billiat captured three league titles, the Nedbank Cup, Telkom Knockout, Caf Super Cup and the Caf Champions League.

Mwaruwari, who spent six years playing in England for Manchester City, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth, would have loved to see Billiat moving to Europe, but is not disappointed to see him still in SA.

“You need to go outside and learn more. We don’t know what triggered him to sign for Chiefs. I would have liked to see him play overseas. He is a very good player. All we can do is support him while he is here.

“We must make him to shine all the time,” he added.