Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)


Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt remains optimistic that star forward Khama Billiat will soon start scoring and assisting goals regularly for the club again.

The Zimbabwean international, who joined the Glamour Boys in 2018, has failed to reach the kind of form he once had at rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Chiefs desperately need goals as they have struggled to score in the first five matches, only netting three goals while conceding seven.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Hunt revealed that there was no intricate method to getting the 30-year-old back to scoring and assisting goals.

“I think you’ve just got to get a little bit more work on the training ground. When you’re not scoring you’ve got to at least be creating or trying to work harder for the team and then goals will come,” said Hunt.

“The most important thing is that the team must come first, and we’ve got to work harder which he has been doing.

“What we can’t do at the moment is leave him out and give him a little of a break because of our situation we’ve got to try and play him through this patch. Try and get him through the right areas and do the right things.

“You can do all the talking you want, we have spoken on numerous occasion and try and get him a little bit more understanding of where to be when the ball is in certain areas but it’s got to be a little self-instinct as well about wanting to do it.

“For the five games I’ve been here, he’s had unbelievable chances (to score) and should have taken one or two by now. As long as he keeps getting into those areas it’s the most important thing.”

Amakhosi are back in action on Sunday at the FNB Stadium against rivals Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semi-final second leg.

Chiefs are seeking to overturn a first leg 3-0 deficit in order to progress to the final.

Kick-off is at 15:00.



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