Khama Billiat at his optimum is the best player in South Africaa�s Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has said.
Billiat showed more signs of his class with a strong second-half performance in Chiefsa�� 3-0 MTN8 quarter-final win against Free State Stars at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.
Chiefsa�� new signing again combined for a goal deep in injury timea�s this time as the finishera�s with his old Mamelodi Sundowns front partner Leonardo Castroa�s who this time was the provider.
Castro got his second goal in two games in the 48th minute.
The Colombian had headed in Billiata��s free-kick in Chiefsa�� 3-1 Absa Premiership defeat against Bidvest Wits at FNB on Wednesday night.
Solinas was asked about the growing influence of the hugely promising Castro and Billiat combination at Amakhosi.
a�?Thank you very much for this question because you give me the opportunity to talk about Billiat and Castroa�sa�? Solinas said.
a�?For mea�s Billiat is an amazing playera�s a top player.
a�?In my opiniona�s with no disrespect to other players from other clubsa�s Billiat is the best player in the league.
a�?The best striker.
a�?Billiat in my opinion can play in Europe without a problem. This guy is not for this league.
a�?He could perform in Europe very wella�s comfortably.
a�?Billiat and Castro a�� ita��s a privilege and an honour for me to coach them.
a�?And these players make the difference.
a�?So I am very happy that I have these players in my squad.a�?
Billiata��s strike was his first for Amakhosi having played three games.
Castro has scored twice in three games this seasona�s having scored just three times in all competitions in his first six months for Amakhosi in the second half of last season after signing from Sundowns in January.
The pair formed a part of the a�?CBDa�? trio at Downs a�� of Castroa�s Billiat and Keagan Dolly a�� who were so influential in the Braziliansa�� 2015-16 league title.