A nimble but stylish boxer, Bilali is probably the most talented amateur boxer in Kenya. Bilali was a true master of his craft, dazzling opponents with bobs and weaves while leaving them with no room to attack. While still a student at Highway secondary school, his talents caught the attention of scouts from Kenya Breweries boxing club. He soon joined KBL and they would send a vehicle to come to highway every evening to drive him to the club’s boxing gym in Ruaraka every evening. In 1984, he joined the national team. And at the 1984 Olympics, he reached the semi finals thus winning and a bronze medal.