Kaizer Chiefs cleaned up at the Absa Premiership awards for September‚ coach Giovanni Solinas walking away with Coach of the Month and Khama Billiat winning Player of the Month.
Solinas, who beat off competition from Orlando Pirates counterpart Milutin Sredojevic, was recognised for Amakhosi’s three-game winning streak last month, which accounted for the scalps of MTN8 champions Cape Town City, Free State Stars and AmaZulu.
Solinas gave credit to his players for winning the award.
“Football is about teamwork‚” he said.
“The credit for my award must go to my players and to my club.
“Without my players there is nothing.
“So I want to thank my player and my club‚ and also our fans for the support they have given me.”
Chiefs began September losing 1-0 at home against SuperSport United in the PSL.
Chiefs scored eight goals and conceded only one in the process, with Billiat playing a key role in their success.
They then went on a winning streak‚ thrashing Cape Town City 4-1 away‚ beating Free State Stars 2-0 away‚ and then winning 2-0 at home against AmaZulu.
The Zimbabwean playmaker, an off-season signing from PSL rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, managed two goals and two assists across all three fixtures for the Soweto giants.