Underperforming Ashley Du Preez Admits to Being Wasteful in Front of Goal for Kaizer Chiefs

Underperforming Ashley Du Preez Admits to Being Wasteful in Front of Goal for Kaizer Chiefs

Byron Pillay
April 19, 2024 at 6:12 PM
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  • Ashley du Preez admitted that he can be better in front of goal for Kaizer Chiefs
  • The striker has only scored five goals this season in 31 games for the Amakhosi
  • Chiefs will take on Richards Bay next, performed aiming to consolidate their place in the top 8

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The pressure is on at Kaizer Chiefs.

With the club’s trophyless run extending to ten decades, fans are desperate for the team to find the way back to the top.

Ashley du Preez has been unable to perform his goal celebration since March when he scored against Orlando Pirates.
Ashley du Preez admitted that he can do better in front of goal for Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @_izodlalaiTv.
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The players are also feeling the pressure, and striker Ashley Du Preez has admitted that he hasn’t performed as well as he’d like.

As noted by The Citizen, Du Preez acknowledged that he should be burying more of his chances.

“My form at the moment, I can do way better. I get a lot of chances each game, and the last time I scored was in the derby,” Du Preez said.

The 26-year-old joined the Glamour Boys from Stellenbosch FC in June 2022 but has found scoring goals for the Soweto-based side challenging.

He has scored just 14 goals in 53 appearances for the side, Transfermarkt noted.

This season, he has only scored five goals in 21 games, with his last goal for the club coming on March 9 against Orlando Pirates.

Du Preez eyes R’Bay game for goals

With Chiefs taking on struggling Richards Bay in their next fixture, Du Preez hopes to find his goalscoring form against the KwaZulu-Natal side.

“Knowing Richards Bay are not in a good position on the log, we are going to Durban to get maximum points, and we haven’t won in a long time, so we, as a team, are looking forward to the game,” he added.

Richards Bay are the relegation play-off spot on the table, ten points away from safety.

Chiefs are in the eighth spot at the moment, but have a number of clubs challenging them. The top eight teams qualify for the MTN 8 next season.

Chiefs sign Stellies' du Preez

Sports Brief previously reported how Chiefs bolstered their attacking options by bringing in du Preez.

Samir Nurković, Lazarous Kambole and Leonardo Castro all left, and Chiefs were looking for a new threat.

After impressing with his performances for Stellenbosch FC, du Preez was snapped up by the Amakhosi.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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