Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp is
confident that Khama Billiat and the rest of his side's frontline are close to
returning to their best form.
Chiefs secured a welcome 2-0 win over Absa Premiership
leaders Wits on Wednesday, a much-needed bounce back from their disappointing
2-1 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns the past weekend, when they managed just one
shot on target from 10 attempts the entire match.
Having vowed to improve his side's attacking performance
after the lacklustre effort against the Brazilians, Middendorp appeared to
deliver on his promise as Leonardo Castro and Hendrick Ekstein both converted
“As long as we are capable of producing possibilities and
options to score – and we had a lot on Saturday [against Sundowns] – the rest
will come. We will score,” said Middendorp as quoted by KickOff website.
“We have the players like Khama [Billiat], Bernard [Parker]
and Ryan Moon is still waiting. Lebogang [Manyama] can also score out of the
central midfield position.
“There are players that really can do the job, and you saw
that in our second goal from Hendrick Ekstein, so that’s good.”
One player still showing signs of concern is Zimbabwean Billiat,
who has yet to score since picking up a hat-trick against Zimamoto in their CAF
Confederation Cup preliminary round first-leg tie at the end of November.
Middendorp is confident there is no cause for concern,
“It’s normal. He’s a player with huge potential but, okay,
we have the options and whether he plays until half-time or comes from the
bench, we will bring him back to [form]. He has huge value for us,” he said.