Warriors winger Khama Billiat sent thousands of soccer fans into delirium in a packed South African stadium after he scored a stunning goal over the weekend.
Billiat scored the goal on Saturday in a six-goal thriller in the Nedbank Cup match played in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth. A Herald journalist narrates how the goal came:
… in those closing stages of the game, he [Billiat] found himself running in to provide support for the attack, pick-pocketed possession as the ball rolled freely a good 25 metres, or so, away from goal.
The Warriors star didn’t even need a touch to take control, his instincts ordering him to go for the kill, assuring him it was worth the try from such a distance and propelling him to shoot from range.
The product was an absolute beauty, the ball rising like a laser-guided missile, arrowing towards the right-hand post of the ‘keeper, the energy generated by the sweet contact powering it past the goalie and right on target.
South African TV broadcaster, SuperSport reporter Duane Dell’Oca almost lost his voice describing the goal, the Station tweeted;
Khama Billiat goal in the Nedbank Cup semi-final was so good that Duane Dell’Oca almost lost his voice from screaming.
Billiat was voted man-of-the-match and dedicated the award to Kaizer Chiefs fans. Said Billiat:
Firstly, I want to thank the coach, I want to thank God, I want to thank the chairman and Amakhosi supporters that have been patient with us.
… This award is for our supporters. It really means a lot to us the support they give us throughout the games even if sometimes we have bad games. But they are always there for us, giving us confidence.