Kaizer Chiefs’ new forward signing Ashley du Preez displayed the kind of cockiness the club is perhaps looking for as they aim to use the feel-good factor of a young, new-look squad and coaching staff to reverse Amakhosi’s longest barren spell.
Du Preez said he agreed with coach Arthur Zwane’s comments last week that, from what the Amakhosi boss has observed in preseason training, the ex-Stellenbosch FC player is “one of the best players I’ve ever seen”.
The forward, signed from the Cape club with centreback Zitha Kwinika, is among a host of fresh faces brought to Chiefs in the 2022-23 preseason as the club attempts to reverse seven seasons without silverware.
“I’m not a person who praises myself. I think it starts there — how you work on the pitch and off the pitch — that affects you in the game,” Du Preez said.