Khama Billiat

Billiat on tough Polokwane City

Khama Billiat says he was happy to still be standing after a tough 3-1 win away to Polokwane City on Wednesday evening.

Cards were dished out all over as Rise & Shine finished with 10 men; this after substitute Edgar Manaka was shown a straight red for a studs-up challenge on Billiat.

The Zimbabwean was kicked throughout, but still set up two goals for Leonardo Castro to walk away with Man of the Match honours.

a�?It was a tough game a�� they know how to play football,a�? Billiat told SuperSport after the game. a�?They know how to keep shape and ita��s difficult to find spaces. So credit to them, but we stuck to the plan and collected three points, which is important.a�?

Asked about the physical nature of the game, Billiat played it cool.

a�?You always expect that when youa��re playing with the big boys at the back,a�? he added. a�?Theya��re very tough, but thank God I can still manage to stand here.a�?