Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed the secret to getting the best out of Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat.
Mosimane signed Billiat from Ajax Cape Town as a fresh-faced
22-year-old and the Zimbabwean went on to become one of the most if not
the most important member of the Brazilians' squad.
Billiat has been unable to replicate the form at Chiefs that saw him
nominated as the CAF African Player of the Year award in 2016 - the year
in which he helped 'Downs win the CAF Champions League.
And Mosimane believes that he is largely responsible for the player
that Billiat has become and gave some insight in to how to get the most
product out of the tricky winger.
"Khama played different football [at Sundowns]. Khama is totally
different. It's unbelievable - every week I am watching [him]. You must
know that I took this boy as a 22-year-old from Ajax Cape Town.
were flirting with relegation and I told him that he's the greatest
player Zimbabwe has ever produced and would be a big player for
Sundowns. I sold him the vision and look what happened when Khama was on
the pitch," Mosimane told SAFM.
"He is a totally different player and you've got to know how to deal with him, soft and he also likes to be told he's a star."
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