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The Zimbabwean star, who was signed in the off-season after his
departure from Mamelodi Sundowns, scored his first goal in Chiefs
colours as they beat Free State Stars 3-0 in Saturday's MTN8
Billiat had been heavily linked with a move overseas prior to joining
the Glamour Boys and Solinas is thankful that he opted to remain in South Africa.
"For me he is an amazing player. A top player. In my opinion, and I
don't want this to be misunderstood as disrespect for other players, he
is the best player in the league, the best striker," the Italian was
quoted as saying by IOL.
"Billiat, in my opinion, can play in Europe without a problem. This
guy is not for this league. He can perform very well in Europe and
Solinas added: "It's a privilege for me to be coaching Billiat, and (Leonardo) Castro together."
Castro and Billiat, who formed a formidable partnership at Sundowns,
albeit with the help of Keagan Dolly, have been equally impressive together at Chiefs.
The former has scored two goals in his last two appearances, while
the latter scored his first goal for Amakhosi against Ea Lla Koto,
having picked up the Man-of-the-Match award in their opening league
fixture against the Brazilians.
Chiefs will resume their top-flight campaign against Baroka at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Kick-off is at 19:30.