Zimbabwean born Sundowns striker Khama Billiat has thanked the Sundowns technical team and credited extra work on the training ground after his brace against SuperSport United on Thursday night.
Having struggled for form of late, the Zimbabwean was back to his scintillating best against Matsatsantsa and provided an assist as well as two well-taken goals in the 5-0 drubbing of their Tshwane rivals.
Billiat is confident he has regained his form, and thanked those that have stood by him.
“Firstly, I just want to thank God. I’m back, I feel strong,” he said.
“And thanks to the medical team and the technical team, everyone has been there for me. The players, the captain, they have been truly supporting, and my family as well.
“This I just want to dedicate it to the supporters, we haven’t been getting points as much as we have wanted.
“I hope this is the beginning of the victories and the way we want to play. My team-mates have been working very hard but not getting results, so I hope this is the beginning,” he added.
Ahead of the match, Downs captain Hlompho Kekana had challenged Billiat to net a brace, and he was happy to have complied.
“We believe in each other, we know each other’s strengths,” the Zimbabwe forward explained. “I haven’t been scoring goals since I came back and I always want to score goals to help the team.
“We haven’t been scoring goals as a team. So we have been working very hard with the coach, extra training with the strikers. I am happy I scored as it was predicted by the skipper,” he added.