CAF Champions League
Result: Kaizer Chiefs (Billiat 7' 60' 73', Mahlasela 68') 4-0 Zimamoto
Date: 28 November 2018
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Khama Billiat rediscovered his scoring boots after netting a hat-trick in Kaizer Chiefs' 4-0 win over Zimamoto in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round tie.
Giovanni Solinas rang the changes for the clash as Virgil Vries came in for Itumeleng Khune while Daniel Cardoso and Erick Mathoho earned re-calls to the defence.
The Soweto giants were in need of a confidence booster after suffering a Telkom Knockout exit at the hands of rivals Orlando Pirates.
That's exactly what the home side got as Khama Billiat put Chiefs ahead after seven minutes with an impressive free-kick to end his drought in front of goal.
Andriamirado 'Dax' Andrianarimanana earned a re-call to the Chiefs line-up and he was combining well with the likes of Kabelo Mahlasela as Chiefs dominated the opening 20 minutes.
Billiat thought he had completed his brace on 34 minutes with a close range but the Zimbabwean's effort was ruled out after a foul on the goalkeeper
Nevertheless, Chiefs managed to dominate for the remainder of the first half but they were unable to add to their lead before the break.