Hunt reveals his Billiat masterplan

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt has revealed his plan to revive the career of Khama Billiat ahead of the inaugural DStv Premiership campaign.

Billiat is widely considered as one of the most talented forwards in Africa and his return of three goals and two assists over the course of the 2019/20 season drew widespread criticism.

The Zimbabwe international failed to perform to his usual standards under the pragmatic tactical system of former head coach Ernst Middendorp, with the lack of fluency up front one of the glaring issues.

Hunt admits that he holds Billiat in high regard and will look to adapt his playing style to get the best out of the three-time league winner at Amakhosi.

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"I have huge expectations [for Khama], I know him from when he came from Zimbabwe to Ajax, he's older now but he should be more experienced and wiser," Hunt explained.

"I think the most important thing we've got to do as a staff is to start playing to his strengths a little bit more where you can get the best out of him. That's all I'm going to do, whatever he needs, the support, extra work if he's willing.

"I think he is willing and has huge potential still. We have to get him into the right areas of the field. I don't want to know what's gone on here before, that's got nothing to do with me.

"I have to just see what's in front of me and hopefully we can get him into double figures, he's that type of goalscorer in the league. That's the first aim. If he does his part, we can do our part and hopefully we can be successful."

Billiat bagged two assists on Hunt's debut in their MTN8 win over Maritzburg United and will be looking to impress against his former club Mamelodi Sundowns when they open the league campaign on Saturday at FNB Stadium (15h00).

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