Former Kaizer Chiefs defender, Tefu Mashamaite, is living the dream in Sweden after his side qualified for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League last night.
The 31-year-old centre back joined BK Hacken last year when his contract with the Amakhosi expired, and he has continued where he left off at Naturena by getting his hands on more silverware.
Sadly, ‘Masha’ – who is currently injured – was unable to feature in the Swedish Cup showpiece as Hacken beat Malmo FF on penalties, however played a vital role in their triumph, playing every game in the competition other than the final.
Now, following their cup triumph, Hacken will enter the Europa League in the second qualifying stage as they look to reach the group stages of the tournament for the first time in their history.
Meanwhile, back in South Africa, Mashamaite’s former club have ended the season without any silverware, and have conceded nearly double the amount of goals in the league (26) than they did when the centre back was their captain in 2014/15 (14).
The Swedish league will go on a break from the end of May until July, and Mashamaite is aiming to be fit for when the league restarts again as Hacken face Hammarby on 10 July.