Khama Billiat used to be dangerous at Mamelodi Sundowns, and all PSL defenders feared coming up against him because he tormented them with his runs and skills. Unfortunately, he isn't as dangerous at Kaizer Chiefs as he was before joining Amakhosi.
The player's surroundings, their teammates, the team structure, and the system can all have a significant impact on how they play. There is no winning mentality at Amakhosi because they have lost so many games, and the last time they won a trophy was in 2015, during Baxter's final year as Amakhosi coach and his first stint as Kaizer Chiefs coach. The team is used to finishing the season without a trophy, so when it happens, it no longer frustrates or shocks them.
Pitso Mosimane and Patrice Motsepe were obsessed with winning trophies at Mamelodi Sundowns, and they instilled a winning mentality in their players. Losing a match was excruciatingly painful for the team. They wanted to win everything and play in the CAF Champions League every year, so they made sure they didn't finish lower than second place every season. This made Billiat and his teammates obsessed with winning and wanting to shine in every match, which is why we got to see the best versions of Billiat, Dolly, and Castro. At Kaizer Chiefs, winning the league or finishing in the top three is more important than playing in the Champions League.
The system, style of play, tactics, and coach are the most important factors. Baxter plays defensive football, which means his teams rarely have more ball possession and his forwards must counterattack. As a result, his forwards don't get much time on the ball and must rely on counter-attacks to score goals. Pitso always wanted his team to build from the back, with his midfielders distributing the ball and the forwards having plenty of chances, and they had enough ball possession to shoot, create chances, and assist, something that Amakhosi lacks.
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