Mzwakhe Ngwenya
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17 May 2015
2:26 pm

Billiat delighted with Sundowns’ victory

Mzwakhe Ngwenya

Khama Billiat expressed joy at Mamelodi Sundowns' victory in the Nedbank Cup, saying his team is going to be one side to watch next season.

Khama Billiat, Thabo Nthethe and Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

“It’s good to win this trophy,” he said.

“Now we are going to strategise on how we come back next season.

“Hard work is something we need in order to achieve more next season.”

The Zimbabwean played in his maiden cup final for the Brazilians and was vocal ahead of the game about how he wants to win this trophy.

Sundowns won the game on penalties after goalless draw in regulation time and extra-time at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Billiat and his team-mates relied on Bongani Zungu to score a sudden death penalty to see Pitso Mosimane’s men walk away with the trophy and R7-million.

Sundowns dominated the proceedings, especially in the second half and in extra-time, but they could not convert their chances.

Billiat, Cuthbert Malajila and Anthony Laffor had chances to put the game in Downs’ favour, but they could not.

Ajax, a side made up of a young players, were resolute in their player as they did not allow the Sundowns to dictate terms.