The rise of Kaizer Chiefs' stars, Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly not only makes the CBD rise eagerly but also goes hand in hand with the Zimbabwe hurricane, which is on the Amakhosi jersey list number 11.
Thanks to the good form of Billiat and Dolly, football fans are eager to see if Leonardo Castro's toughness revives the burning CBD at Mamelodi Sundowns five years ago.
Since the start of the season, Castro has been sidelined with a hamstring strain but was seen late last month in the Chiefs' 1-1 draw with Maritzburg United.
Before he returned, an old man came to life with Dolly and Billiat's relationship on the pitch and even in previous games, they were the ones who buried Swallows FC scoring three goals between the two of them.
Billiat, who will cover 100 games in the Chiefs jersey when he is tied at Cape Town City at FNB Stadium, today at 6pm, scored Dolly's goal before scoring two of his own.
That lifted the Chiefs to second place where they rushed to close the eight-point gap between themselves and Sundowns who are top 30.
In fact, Billiat is showing rebirth this season as in 12 league games he has been involved in nine goals for the Chiefs.
He still has four and builds five more, the biggest of which has been blocked by Dolly who started playing for the late Ajax Cape Town.
Since coming to the Chiefs, however, Billiat has never shown the same level of popularity with Sundowns.
The result is that his name is in danger of being counted among the Chiefs who have spoken football and worn number 11 in the team.
These include the likes of Nelson “Teenage” Dladla, Abednigo “Shaka” Ngcobo, Emmanuel “Scara” Ngobese, Jabu “Shuffle” Mahlangu and Abia Nale.
His current level puts him in a position to stay on the list and he also looks at the opportunity with a growing eye.
“I want to thank the Creator for this opportunity and to keep us strong. We live in a time of adversities. We pray to the Creator to keep us healthy and to have this strong team, ”said Billiat.
"We have a strong squad and I always trust my jerseys ... we also find the importance of picking up the full points we need."
Billiat's promotion, which he has scored in the last three games he has played, has resulted in the Kings losing eight league games in one and losing five.
DStv Permiership Games today:
3.30pm: Swallows v Maritzburg United at Dobsonville Stadium; Chippa United v Golden Arrows at Nelson Mandela Bay; AmaZulu v Royal AM at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
6pm: Chiefs v CT City at FNB.
8.15pm: Stellenbosch v Sundowns at Danie Craven
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