KAIZER CHIEFS DUO ARE KINGS OF THE SEPTEMBER MONTH
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas and attacker Khama Billiat landed monthly Absa Premiership honours for September.
For the second time this season, it was a clean sweep at the Absa Premiership monthly
awards for Kaizer Chiefs as Giovanni Solinas and Khama Billiat took home the Coach and
Player of the Month awards respectively for September.
After facing a difficult start as the new Amakhosi coach, which saw his side go four matches
without a league win in August, things finally fell into place for the Soweto giants in
September. Solinas kicked off the month by changing the club’s fortunes with an impressive
4-1 away win against Cape Town City. That first Absa Premiership win was to be the start of
a great month for the club as it was followed by a 2-0 victory over Free State Stars in
Bethlehem before defeating AmaZulu 2-0 to close off the victorious month of September.
The Italian-born coach was rewarded for guiding his side to these three consecutive wins in
an unbeaten month for the Amakhosi. Solinas’ side only conceded once and scored eight
goals during the period. The panel of judges, made up of sporting media, analysts and
former players, applauded Solinas for having inspired his side during the FIFA international
break, improving his defence and maintaining winning performances despite his rotation
Other coaches who were mentioned for the good performances during the month included
Kaitano Tembo of SuperSport United, Polokwane City’s Josef Vukusic and Orlando Pirates’
Meanwhile, Billiat, who recently joined Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns, has been
rewarded for his two goals and two assists in the three matches the club played in
September. Billiat scored a double against Cape Town City and created a goal each in the
wins over Free State Stars and AmaZulu. The judges felt Billiat hugely impressed with his
performances over the last month and was a key player in Chiefs’ exciting attacking display.
Orlando Pirates’ midfielder Vincent Pule and Jabulani Maluleke, the Polokwane City captain,
were also praised for their individual brilliance and contributions to their respective club’s
fortunes during the month.
Solinas and Billiat will each receive R5 000 from Absa, proud sponsors of the Absa
Premiership. Absa congratulates both the coach and player on winning their respective
accolades for September.
Source : PSL Media