Absa Premiership

Billiat: Sundowns will fight all the way

2016-09-19 19:15
Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Khama Billiat insists his side will face the challenge head-on, ahead of their CAF Champions League's clash with ZESCO United.

This could be a defining week for Sundowns, who have a date with destiny on Saturday with a place in the CAF Champions League final up for grabs.

But before that, there is the not so small matter of dealing with Chippa United in the second leg of the MTN8 on Wednesday at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The first leg ended goalless. However, Billiat is confident that Sundowns will come unscathed in this testing week.

"We are fighters. We were born to fight. We will fight all the way. Anything in front of us, we take that battle head on," Billiat told reporters.

The Zimbabwean forward showed that fighting spirit when he scored in Ndola when every fan of Sundowns had their eyes closed as they trailed Zesco United 2-0 with two minutes to go. That crucial away goal ended the match 2-1, giving Sundowns hope going into the second leg.

"I think it's a confidence booster to go into the second-leg with an away goal," Billiat continued. "We didn't really play the way we wanted. We needed to created more chances, at least to score two goals.

"But we appreciate this one goal. We go into the second-leg with our heads held up. It's not over. We will fight until the end."

Billiat has been an integral figure in Sundowns' march to become one of the four best teams in the continent, while he also helped Zimbabwe become one of the 16 nations that will play in the Africa Cup of Nations next year.

His performance could see him rewarded by CAF as the best African-based Player of the Year.

"I can only judge myself after the final," Billiat added. "It's still early. I still need to put up some great performances for us to get to the Champions League final and then there will be the final.

"But overall, as a team we are really growing. We just need to keep focus and try not to concede in this second leg and score goal."

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