South Africa Player of the Week: Khama Billiat - Mamelodi Sundowns

The Mamelodi Sundowns man inspired his new side to a win over Bidvest Wits on Saturday, notching up an assist and a goal in the process
South Africa Player of the Week
Khama Billiat
AGE 23
POSITION Midfielder
TEAM Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns
2-1 Bidvest Wits

"If he goes on like this, he will be player of the season, let’s be honest." Pitso Mosimane believes Khama Billiat could take Mamelodi Sundowns to the Promised Land if the midfielder continues to mesmerise sides with his skill and pace. Billiat was a driving force behind Sundowns vital 2-1 over Bidvest Wits on Saturday, with the midfielder creating the first goal and scoring the eventual winner in a tight and testing encounter for Mosimane's side. Billiat proved to be the difference, and could inspire the Brazilians' talented squad to a PSL title, if he maintains consistency throughout the season. 

Congratulations to Khama Billiat's 46th South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Knowledge Musona - Kaizer Chiefs

Musona magic continued for Chiefs as the Zimbabwean notched up a second goal of the season for the defending champions, his 69th minute header securing a 2-1 win over Platinum Stars on Saturday night. 

Sifiso Myeni - Orlando Pirates

Myeni was a bright light in attack for Pirates during their 0-0 draw against Al Ahly, causing the Egyptian giants concern throughout his time on the pitch. His tireless running and exuberance should help Pirates contend with their heavy fixture list.
Siphesihle Nzimande - Polokwane City

The PSL rookies notched up their first win of the campaign as Thapelo Tsihlo and Nzimande sealed a 2-1 victory over Ajax Cape Town. As Ajax looked to find a way back into the game, Nzimande's 70th minute strike helped his side gain a morale-boosting win.  

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