Khama Billiat is slowly picking up the pace following a slow start under German coach Ernst Middendorp.

The Zimbabwean’s form slumped when the gaffer took over the reins in December last year. He was also reported to have lost interest at the Soweto Giants and was linked with an exit in the pre-season.

Speaking to the Citizen newspaper, Billiat explained the slump and how he has found his touch in recent games.

He said: “We have started understanding each other better, and everyone now understands the coach’s philosophy better.

“I think that’s one thing that we didn’t get right when the coach arrived.

“We never really understood properly what our roles are, and how to be in certain moments. It took a bit of time.

“And I think we’re getting into it and we really look like a team right now. We are a unit… And when you are in a good space everything just starts flowing.

“We are understanding it (coach’s system) a lot better now, and things that were difficult for us have become easier. Through hard work and paying attention to detail, it seems to be working for us,” he added.