Kaizer Chiefs defender Teenage Hadebe has hailed the contribution of his teammate Daniel Cardoso in the club’s defence.

The 22 year-old has also pointed out that Cardoso is the most vocal of the three defenders in the club’s back four.

Hadebe says defending is all about avoiding conceding goals when they play.

“Defending is about not conceding goals, and that’s what we focus on for every game.”

The Zimbabwean-born has cemented his place in Steve Khompela’s team for delivering a stelling performance with nine starts in all competition since his debut against AmaZulu FC on the 22 November last year.

The hard-tackling defender has also praised the role of supporters to the latest club’s performance saying that it lifts their game.

“The supporters lift our game. It’s great to see them attend our home matches in great numbers and stand vocally behind the team.”

Hadebe is looking forward to collecting maximum points as the Glamour Boys are set to lock-horns with Bloemfontein Celtic at FNB Stadium on Saturday, 24 February; kick off time is 20:15.

Chiefs moved up to second spot on the Absa Premiership log standings following their 1-0 victory over Cape Town City over the weekend, and look to close the four point’s gap behind Mamelodi Sundowns .