Kaizer Chiefs Ashley du Preez

Du Preez in fine form. Image: iDiski Times

Kaizer Chiefs star admits his biggest weakness

Kaizer Chiefs attacker Ashley Du Preez has admitted he demands more from himself as a goal-scorer and has detailed how he will improve.

Kaizer Chiefs Ashley du Preez

Du Preez in fine form. Image: iDiski Times

Kaizer Chiefs attacker Ashley Du Preez has revealed his biggest weakness and how he intends to go about addressing it.

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Du Preez is scoring a goal every three games

Ashley Du Preez has three goals in nine appearances in all competitions this term, making him the club’s joint-top scorer so far. The pacey forward understands the responsibility on his shoulders to score goals in the league. The 26-year-old has outlined exactly where he can make incremental improvements to take his game to the next level and help Chiefs shoot up the table.

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Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs striker wants to be more clinical

“Like I said at the end of last season, I want to improve my game. I don’t want to repeat the chances I missed,” he told the club’s website.

Du Preez is happy with the start he has made this season but insists he is “totally focused on improving my finishing”. 

“I feel I’m trying so hard that when a chance comes, I rush it, so I am working a lot on learning to be more composed. 

“I go into every performance to do my best when playing for this badge. It’s also a team effort, and everyone in the squad is working towards the same goal: to win things.”

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Keagan Dolly of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal with teammates Ashley Du Preez during DStv Premiership 2022/23 football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Stellenbosch FC at Soccer City on 01 April 2023 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Amakhosi switch their focus to the league

After a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Sundowns in the MTN8 semi-finals, which was compounded by a few controversial refereeing calls, the Glamour Boys must now look ahead to their Wednesday night meeting with Sekhukhune in the league. Chiefs meet Babina Noko at 19:30 at Moses Mabhida on the 27th. De Preez says he and his teammates won’t be underestimating these opponents.

He vows he will be “determined to convert any chances that come my way”. 

“I think this is a game where we can show our will to win, our resilience, the hunger in the mentality of every player, and do the job.

“If we win our individual battles, we’ll get the points. So I’m more focused on what we must do than on them,” he concludes.

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