Absa Premiership

Billiat: We were ready to take our chances

2015-12-17 20:40
Khama Billiat (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Khama Billiat has spoken of his delight after helping see off Kaizer Chiefs to lift the 2015 Telkom Knockout trophy.

Wednesday's Moses Mabhida Stadium encounter proved a thrilling affair, which saw Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango save penalties from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Camaldine Abraw as the Brazilians eventually ran out 3-1 winners.

The result also ended Chiefs' cup dominance over the Tshwane giants, who broke a run of eight straight final defeats against Amakhosi, making the victory that much sweeter for Pitso Mosimane's men.

Speaking after the game, Zimbabwe international Billiat, who provided the assist for Sundowns' opening goal, said: "It feels great. We were on top of our game and at some point it felt we were not doing okay and they had the ball, but we kept our shape and stuck to the tactics.

"Three goals is enough I think for us to win the cup."

Billiat's team-mate and scorer of Sundowns' third goal, Hlompho Kekana, added: "It was one of my fluke goals, but we really needed to kill the match and we did that.

"As players we knew Chiefs were a very good team. We knew they would come at us but we were ready to mark and to take our chances and we managed to do that."

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