Tefu Mashamaite played a major role in helping Kaizer Chiefs win the double in 2012/13, with the defender seen as a possible backup after the club had signed Morgan Gould.
However, after Gould suffered an injury, Mashamaite established himself as a solid performer alongside Erick Mathoho at the back for Chiefs. It was a partnership which really dominated in the club’s historic league and cup success.
Video: Click here to watch Chiefs lifting the 2012/13 Absa Premiership trophy.
The 28-year-old gave another good account of himself as he played the full 90 minutes during the club’s 1-0 win over Mpumalanga Black Aces last Friday (2 August), as the new season got underway.
Read: Chiefs Off To A Winning Start.
Mashamaite has been full of praise for the manner in which the club had been approaching and preparing for the new campaign. He also outlined to the club’s official website what he hopes to achieve in 2013/14.
He said, “I set my personal goals in conjunction with the team goals. It’s all about winning and challenging for more trophies this season. Once more we are up for the challenge.
“One of the features that contributed to the team’s success last season is the competitive nature of the squad. It’s a small squad, manageable where everyone is committed to the cause. The training culture as well is superb.”
By David Minchella
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