“Confident” Chiefs aiming for the stars, says Billiat


Kaizer Chiefs have exceeded expectations in Caf Champions League, but star player Khama Billiat said the club remains hungry for more and it would be an extraordinary achievement if they made it all the way to the final.

The Soweto giants defeated Angolan side Primeiro de Agosto 1-0 in the two-legged first-round clash to advance to the group stage of the continental competition for the first time ever.

Leonardo Castro scored the only goal of the match at the 11 de Novembro Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with Billiat setting the Colombian hitman up for the winner

High on confidence, Billiat believes ‘Amakhosi’ are capable of going all the way in the Champions League.

“I personally believe everyone wants to go all the way, we really need to be the generation to actually do what the best generation of this club have done,” said Billiat.

“This club has got a very good history and we don’t want to be the ones not pulling up the weight, we want to do what they have done and we want to make our chairman proud, it has been long.

The Zimbabwean international went on to say that Chiefs need to test themselves against the best on the African continent.

“It’s really important for us as well to go and test ourselves with the rest of the Champions League giants.”

“It really gives us confidence as well, going back to our domestic competition.”


Chiefs are the first South African team to defeat Primeiro in an African Club competition game in Luanda, they had previously won all three continental games at home against South African clubs. Chiefs are also the first team from South Africa to keep a clean sheet in an African Club competition game away from home against Primeiro.

“We really want to go all the way, we want to make a difference, we want to push ourselves to the limit and to see how far we can go and how far we can compete in Africa,” added Billiat.

“We give credit to the guys, we worked so hard, we stuck to the plan and it wasn’t easy. “It’s going to be really tough, but we can only learn and grow as a team and make sure we gel together and fight for one another.”

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi

all pictures courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs 

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