The Zimbabwean managed to score one goal with two assists.
Billiat has been a revelation for Sundowns in the last few years he had been with the Tshwane side.
Despite the fact that he was still in the prime of his career, his goal and assist totals plummeted after joining the Glamour Boys.
To give you an example, in his past three seasons with Downs, he scored 33 goals and assisted on 31 others. Billiat had only 17 goals and 18 assists in his three seasons with Chiefs prior to this one, a little more than half of his turnover in Pretoria. (In the new season, he now has two goals and two assists.)
Most Chiefs and football fans across the country would agree that Billiat is a better player than the one we've seen the past two seasons.
It's been a frustrating wait for Amakhosi supporters who have seen a player lose opportunities in the black and gold of Amakhosi that he used to devour for Sundowns.
After Billiat's outstanding performance against the Chilli Boys, there is reason to be optimistic in this regard.
To win the ball and set up Dolly to score the game's first goal, he displayed remarkable energy, pace, and commitment.
On the half-hour mark, Dolly made it 2-0 thanks to a superb through play from the former Ajax Cape Town forward.
But the best was yet to come, as Billiat scored a stunning goal in the 70th minute after perfectly timing his run to latch onto a beautiful through ball from Dolly.
Billiat's demeanor in the end indicated that he is on the mend.
Billiat displayed superb composure and technique from a tight angle to redirect a low shot into the far corner, leaving Chippa United goalie Ismail thoroughly beaten, as he has done far too frequently in the past two seasons.
Billiat acted as though he knew he was going to score, and he did so in style.
If a player finds the net or not in front of goal, it's usually a matter of fine margins, and mentality plays a huge role.
After the game, Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter told SuperSport TV:
"It's great for them confidence to get on the scorecard," he remarked. "Self-assurance promotes self-assurance."
"Momentum alters with a conceptual shift," Baxter added.
It can only be a good thing for Amakhosi if Billiat is in the proper frame of mind and starts to find his top form, while combining brilliantly with Dolly and, most importantly, enjoying his football once more.
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