Zimbabwean and Kaizer Chiefs talisman Khama Billiat is fit to fce Orlando Pirates in his first ever Soweto derby appearance.

The former Sundowns man was an injury scare for Amakhosi as they feared he might not make the match day squad.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the 28-year-old, “The Soweto Derby is like no other local derby or game in the country. The whole country virtually comes to a complete halt when the two Soweto giants meet, and we know that it is an important occasion for the fans.

“The whole country virtually comes to a complete halt when the two Soweto giants meet, and we know that it is an important occasion for the fans.

“I’ve been in South Africa for several years and watched the Soweto Derby on television but have never attended the game.

“It’s a huge privilege to be a part of this spectacle for the first time and I am looking forward to the experience as a player – especially in Kaizer Chiefs colours.

“I know the atmosphere will be electric and we have to live up to the expectations of the Amakhosi supporters.”

The former Sundowns man could help Chiefs to beat Pirates a feat they are yet to achieve since 2014.

“We know it’s not easy but I believe it’s not about the previous games or form, it’s what you do on the day as a team,” he said.

“We need to work very hard because we know that winning will bring confidence for the rest of the season.

“I’m looking forward to the Soweto Derby experience with thousands of the Kaizer Chiefs family and we need to ensure that we win it.

“This will bring smiles to millions of supporters’ faces and help build our confidence for the rest of the season.”