By Sports Reporter
KAIZER Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has become the top-scoring Zimbabwean player in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) era after his record-breaking goal in his team’s 4-0 victory over Chippa United at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Billiat, who last scored for Chiefs in August, ended his goal drought with a 70th-minute strike and provided two assists for Keagan Dolly, who scored a brace in the match.
The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international’s goal took his tally to 92 goals in all competitions since joining Ajax Amsterdam from CAPS United 11 years ago.
More importantly, the strike meant Billiat has now overtaken his legendary compatriot Wilfred Mugeyi as the highest-scoring Zimbabwean in the modern PSL era, since 1996.
The now 52-year-old held the record for the most goals by a Zimbabwean player in South African football after netting 91 goals during his stints with Bush Bucks, Ajax Cape Town, and Free State Stars in the 90s and early 2000s.
After overtaking Mugeyi, Billiat, who also had a very successful five-year stint at Mamelodi Sundowns, now sits in sixth position on the list of the highest scorers in the PSL history.
The list is topped by ex-Bafana Bafana star Siyambonga Nomvete who scored 123 goals.
With 92 goals, Billiat is now just 12 goals away from overtaking Zambian legend Collins Mbesuma who is in fifth position with 103 goals.