How Ashley Du Preez compares to Kaizer Chiefs' attacking options

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Ashley Du Preez was one of the standout players in the DStv Premiership this season where his improved form in front of goal, which included a match-winning brace against Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month, inspired Stellenbosch FC to a club-record top-five finish in the league standings.

Predominantly operating on the left flank, the 24-year-old speedster netted nine times in 28 league appearances for the Cape Winelands-based outfit while chipping in with a further three assists for the campaign, taking his total combined goal contributions to 12 for the term.

Stanley Dimgba – leaves after scoring eight goals
Stanley Dimgba – leaves after scoring eight goals in 49 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Sibusiso Mthethwa – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 73
Sibusiso Mthethwa – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 73 appearances and one goal to his name
Waseem Isaacs – leaves after scoring nine goals in
Waseem Isaacs – leaves after scoring nine goals in 49 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Robyn Johannes – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 51 ap
Robyn Johannes – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 51 appearances and one goal to his name
Granwald Scott – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 41 ap
Granwald Scott – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 41 appearances and one goal to his name
Nathan Sinkala – leaves after scoring five goals i
Nathan Sinkala – leaves after scoring five goals in 56 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Zitha Kwinika – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 57 app
Zitha Kwinika – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 57 appearances and one goal to his name
Scroll through the gallery to see the players conf
Scroll through the gallery to see the players confirmed to be leaving Stellenbosch FC
Ashley Du Preez – leaves after scoring 17 goals in
Ashley Du Preez – leaves after scoring 17 goals in 98 appearances for Stellenbosch FC
Fuad Johnson – leaves Stellenbosch FC with four ap
Fuad Johnson – leaves Stellenbosch FC with four appearances to his name
Marc van Heerden – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 78
Marc van Heerden – leaves Stellenbosch FC with 78 appearances and three goals to his name

His impressive form for Stellies over the course of the season attracted interest from elsewhere in the division and the club confirmed on Monday that he and teammate Zitha Kwinka had completed a move to Soweto giant Kaizer Chiefs.

The Amakhosi's acquisition of Du Preez comes as the club looks to beef up its attacking options for the 2022/23 campaign, with the likes of Samir Nurkovic, Lazarous Kambole and Leonardo Castro all expected to leave Naturena in the coming weeks.

His figures compare favourably to the club's existing front-men as he scored more goals than any of the club's recognised attackers in the league this season, while only Khama Billiat (seven goals and eight assists) was involved in more combined goal contributions.

Du Preez scored more times than Nurkovic, Kambole, Castro, Dumisani Zuma, Bernard Parker, Kgaogelo Sekgota and Lebogang Manyama combined (7 goals) and his arrival could come as a welcome boost to the club’s fortunes in front of goal.

PlayerAppsGoalsAssists Combined G & A
Khama Billiat277815
Ashley Du Preez289312
Keagan Dolly268412
Bernard Parker24426
Dumisani Zuma3101
Lazarous Kambole6101
Leonardo Castro12011
Samir Nurkovic13101
Lebogang Manyama10000
Kgaogelo Sekgota18000

Du Preez made his professional debut with Stellenbosch FC back in 2016 and has since scored 17 goals in 98 appearances across all competitions, helping the club gain promotion to the DStv Premiership in 2019 before becoming a mainstay in the team in recent seasons.