Khama Billiat says his Kaizer Chiefs teammates must be ready for a fight when they host Chippa United in their DStv Premiership clash on Saturday, with both teams languishing near the foot of the table.
Chiefs come up against former coach Gavin Hunt for the first time, and Billiat is hopeful they can put in an improved display with just a single win from six games in the league this campaign.
“It’s going to be a big fight, we must make sure we stick to our game-plan,” Billiat says. “It’s the time for us to start to get those little things right that make a difference, scoring more goals, defending our goal as a team and going forward as a team. We just need to be on top of our game.
“We need to work hard for it, it will be very tough. We need to want it more and make sure we do what the coach [Stuart Baxter] wants.”
Billiat says Hunt’s knowledge of the squad could be a bonus for their opponents.
“It won’t be playing coach Gavin, he used to be here and he knows the players individually, as well as his experience. It is a great opportunity for us to play him now and put ourselves in a better situation by starting to collect maximum points.”
The Zimbabwe international admits it has been a poor start to the campaign from his side, but believes they are ready to turn the corner.
“It is not the way we wanted to start, but we are working on things. We are able to keep the ball a bit longer and find each other on the pitch and move as a team. We just need to step up as strikers to give the team a little bit more to score goals.
“If we can score it will give the team confidence, and we can protect what we have. But we are feeling good, we are soldiers and we will get it right.”
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