A NEW wave, propelled by the head coach at South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs is reportedly sending shivers down the spines of celebrated stars such as Zimbabwean born Khama Billiat.
The gaffer, Arthur Zwane, is said to be on a mission to weed out a culture that seems to suggest that the so-called stars have permanent places in the team, regardless of performances.
When one talks about stars at Chiefs, the name Khama Billiat is one of the first to come to mind.
Others include Lehlogonolo Matlou and Keagan Dolly just to name a few.
Stardom normally comes with inflated egos and Zwane wants to stamp that out.
“He has made it clear that players such as Billiat and Dolly must work their socks off to earn places in the squad. Their names alone will not guarantee that they will be picked for match day teams.
“He (Zwane) wants to do things differently this time around so discipline and hard work for everyone will be the order of the day,” a former Chiefs player Abel “Chaklas” Shongwe told a South African publication.
Billiat joined Chiefs after a successful stay at Mamelodi Sundowns that brought local and continental glory for several years.
But his stay at Chiefs has been plagued by injuries and not-so-impressive performances.
He retired from international football last year to concentrate on his club career.