Zwane says he was impressed with Hlanti and Du Preez, highlighting the importance of the pair’s return to action.

Du Preez scored the equalizer at the Danie Craven Stadium, after missing three DStv Premiership games through injury as Chiefs clash against Stellies ended 1-all after extra time, with the Soweto giants winning 4-3 on penalties.

“I think he did very well; he gave us that balance because that was the balance we were looking for as we were playing Reeve [Frosler] on the left though he is a right-footed player with the ability to use his left foot.”

“At least we had that balance even though we are still lacking in some areas.”

“We also welcomed back Du Preez after missing about three games, and you could see he was a bit flat because of fitness.

“We were also worried, as much as we played him, but we were also cautious because we didn’t want to break him again or see him get another injury, so we tried to manage him.”

“We knew that he was not going to finish the game but what was key was for him to score the goal because that will boost his confidence, and in the next game.

“He should be better than this in terms of performance and he might be able to score even more goals, so we are happy to have him back,” the Amakhosi coach added.

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