Billiat Compared To Pogba

David Kappel
December 2, 2021

Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has been compared to Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

Billiat has been flourishing this season, with the arrival of Keagan Dolly credited to his rise by former Bafana Bafana defender Matthew Booth.

He has netted four goals and assisted five more in 12 DStv Premiership games this campaign, with Booth explaining that the arrival of Dolly lifted weight off Billiat’s shoulder, comparing it to Pogba and the arrival of Bruno Ferenandes.

“If you look at Paul Pogba when he arrived at Manchester United, for an example, the pressure on him to perform was immense and he wasn’t able to lift the team,” he told The Sowetan

“But as soon as Bruno Fernandes arrived and there was some quality around him, all of a sudden he lifted his game.

“There was a massive difference between Pogba at Man U and Pogba with the French national team. He played exceptionally well for France and before Fernandez arrived at Man U he was poor and average.

“Similarly with Billiat, the arrival of Dolly has helped him and there is synergy between the two because they played together at Ajax Cape Town and at Sundowns.”

Booth also insisted that it was difficult for Billiat to thrive last season with several inexperienced players around him.

“It was very difficult for him to flourish, especially last season, if you consider the environment where the club could not sign players,” said Booth.

“He also struggled to settle down because they played with younger and inexperienced players, which made it difficult for him to come out of his shell and show his qualities.”

Billiat and Dolly’s fine form have helped Amakhosi to climb into second place on the log. They will hope to continue this trend when they will host Cape Town City on Saturday.

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