Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat has welcomed this season’s struggles and believes it will make him a better player going forward.
After growing accustomed to challenging for league honours at his previous club, Billiat now finds himself in a rather precarious position of having to fight for a top eight spot.
Chiefs are currently stuck in seventh position on the Absa Premiership standings but are still far from secure, with Highlands Park, Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows hot on their tails.

With just one game remaining – against relegation-threatened Chippa United, Amakhosi will have it all to do as they look to qualify for next season’s MTN8 competition.

The Zimbabwean, however, has taken the struggles with a pinch of salt and sees it as a learning curve that could well spark a positive response next season.

“I think at the end of the day I need to be professional. It’s not always going to be great, whether I was going to be here [at Chiefs] or wherever else,” said Billiat.

“In football, you always have to go through something that makes you better as a person and a player, and I’m not used to everything. Maybe I need to get used to this for us to be better or stronger and learn.

“This is not the season we wanted but we have learnt a lot. I’m sure we are better players and it’s just that the season is coming to an end, and we’re looking forward to the next season.

“No one wants to be in this space for long, and I’m sure that it will actually give us more as individuals to put in the field.” – KickOff