Chiefs: Billiat praises new teammate’s talent

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If you’re a Kaizer Chiefs follower you probably can’t wait to see Ashley Du Preez. For now, what does Khama Billiat make of the new star?

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KAIZER CHIEFS SIGN ASHLEY DU PREEZ

As The South African reported in early June, the 25-year-old Du Preez from Idas Valley became Amakhosi’s most expensive transfer of the window with a reported fee of R10 to R15 million from Stellenbosch FC.

His breakthrough season in 2021/22 saw him deliver nine goals and three assists in 30 games.

After over a month training with his new club at Naturena, what does Khama Billiat make of his new attacking fellow?

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BILLIAT RATES DU PREEZ

Speaking to the media from the village on Friday, Billiat was asked just how good is Du Preez after training together since the start of June?

“He’s [Du Preez] a quality striker, he’s got speed, a good touch and he knows how to make himself free,” Billiat said as quoted by Kick-Off.

“It’s a blessing to play with a striker like that. We’re happy to have him,” the 31-year-old Zimbabwean star added.

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Du Preez is more than likely to start Amakhosi’s first game of the season. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Meanwhile, Billiat is expected to combine with Du Preez as Amakhosi begin the season away to Royal AM on Saturday.

The game is set to kick-off at 17:30 from the Chatsworth Stadium.

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