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Brent Carelse praising Khama Billiat

The Zimbabwean managed to score one goal with two Assists on their last match.

When Khama Billiat joined Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns, former Cape Town Spurs midfielder Brent Carelse said he was "disappointed."

Billiat joined Chiefs in July 2018 after a good spell at Chloorkop, however he has yet to win a trophy.

Carelse, a former teammate of his at Cape Town Spurs, believes the 31-year-old Zimbabwean has underperformed at Naturena.

“To be honest, I think he underachieved because nothing was happening for him in Europe when I was with Khama at Ajax,” Carelse told Goal.

"Billiat had hoped for a move to Europe, but that did not happen." However, he performed admirably at Sundowns. He served as a talisman for the group. I usually tell people who were disappointed when Khama joined Chiefs that I expected him to join Al Ahly, Zamalek, or another local team after leaving Sundowns.

"Masandawana had already established themselves as the best squad in the area. Perhaps he joined the Chiefs for financial reasons, which is fair, and it is ultimately his decision. But, because that youngster is so gifted, I suppose I would have preferred to watch him play in one of Europe's top leagues or for one of Africa's top teams like Zamalek.

"I've watched him do things that no other player has ever done." He has the ability to win games. That is most likely why Kaizer Chiefs acquired him and have maintained him. I would have liked to see him play for a bigger team in Europe or in the Uefa Champions League. I'm not implying that the Chiefs aren't a big club."

Billiat has struggled to reclaim the form that saw him help Sundowns win the Caf Champions League and other titles in 2016, and he may face another season with Chiefs struggling.

This season in the Premier Soccer League, Amakhosi has had a hot and cold streak. Last Saturday, they destroyed Chippa United 4-0.

Carelse believes the Chiefs should not get carried away with their big win, which he claims does not indicate a change in their fortunes.

"At this point, I don't believe there has been a turnaround." "They picked up some points last season, but it wasn't their best performance," Carelse remarked.

"A lot of people were unhappy with how they performed, but they did gain some ground." If you look closely, you'll notice that 60% of that staff remains, with Stuart Baxter employing the majority of them. The chemistry between Billiat and Dolly is slowly but steadily returning.

"I saw Stuart mention that he was the last Chiefs coach to win a championship." However, fans of Chiefs and Pirates expect immediate results. Because those are old clubs, I don't think it's unreasonable for them to ask."

Amakhosi are currently preparing for Sunday's league match against SuperSport United.

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