Keegan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates during the DStv Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United at FNB Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix/Gallo Images.
Dolly, who joined Amakhosi from French side Montpellier at the start of the season, sparkled with a well-taken first-half brace, and Billiat and Lazalous Kambole each scored a goal in the second half in this blowout.
Dolly's brilliant performance occurred in front of Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos, who has stated that the door to the national team's "old guard" has not been closed.
Chiefs were in desperate need of a win after a four-match losing streak in which they had two losses and four draws.
Gavin Hunt, Chippa's coach, is on the verge of being fired since his team has gone six league games without winning.
Amakhosi put in a ruthless and all-around effort, scoring four goals against a Chippa team that just did not have the answers to the problems posed to them.
Hunt had an intriguing irony in this encounter because the last time he was at FNB Stadium as the coach of Chiefs, he lost to Chippa United and was punished by his former Bidvest Wits star Bienvenu Eva Nga.
Even more ironic, Hunt started Eva Nga on the bench.
Another intriguing detail was that Bernard Parker played in his 264th league match, tying him with Tinashe Nengomasha for the fourth most league games played for Chiefs during the PSL era.
Simphiwe Tshabalala (292), Thabo Mooki (271) and Itumeleng Khune (270) have all played more matches than Nengomasha and Parker.
Parker is also one goal away from becoming Amakhosi's all-time leading scorer in the PSL era, and he will have the opportunity to do it against SuperSport United on Sunday.
Chippa's first major chance came after eight minutes, when midfielder Athini Jodwana rifled a shot from outside the box, but Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was up to the assignment.
Amakhosi reacted quickly to Chippa's danger, opening the goal four minutes later after Billiat dispossessed Veluyeke Zulu and sent the ball to Dolly, who riffled the ball into the net.
With the second goal soon after the half-hour mark, Amakhosi grabbed strong control of the game, thanks to a stunning attacking move including the excellent Dolly and Billiat.
Billiat sent a defence-splitting pass into space, but Parker, who was offside, sent the ball to Dolly, who played with Siphesihle Mkhize before slipping the ball past Rashid Waitenga's outstretched hands.
Then, Billiat and Kambole, who has been struggling in front of goals, put this match beyond doubt late in the second half to deny Chippa the status of birthday party poopers
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