Not even a towering and hard-hitting Gladwin Shitolo could extinguish his brilliance on the field, he was just unplayable!
By MatchDay Reporter
Chippa United could not deal with Khama Billiat’s first half defence splitting pass, a fine supply to super substitute Dumisani Zuma on 37 minutes which he coolly slotted home leaving three of their trusted defenders and keeper sprawling on the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium lawn.
4-2 they marched into the Nedbank final, with a Zimbabwean swagger inspired by Billiat, captain of the day Willard Katsande and defender Teenage Hadebe.
“Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama, Khama” is all match commentators could manage in awe as Billiat dominated play in the Nedbank semifinal clash.
Chippa could not come out of Chief’s high pressing game.
An industrious Katsande was only pipped to the man of the match gong by a dimunitive Billiat but it could have gone either way.
“His runs off play, his combination in the middle of the park and his decisive moment because his goal secured the win for Kaizer Chiefs and that is what Billiat brought into this match,” said Chiefs legend Dr. Khumalo after the match on South African public broadcaster SABC.
Tricky and faced with six defenders, he was alert, composed and calm to ‘teaspoon’ the pass to Zuma for the first goal.
Forward Bernard Parker did justice to Billiat’s second assist of the night with a deft touch to net a goal which cemented Chief’s hold on the game from the left wing.
He concluded proceedings with a drive shot former Warriors international Esrom Nyandoro would have looked at with envy.
Khama had everything covered on the night.
The Glamour Boys face TS Galaxy at Moses Mabhida stadium in the final on May 18.
First National Division side TS Galaxy beat Golden Arrows 3-1 in their semifinal to make a sensational appearance in the premier cup competition.
They have won the cup 13 times already and will be looking to create more space for the cup in their cupboard.