Chiefs have a balanced defence - Doc

2014-09-19 11:30
Tefu Mashamaite challenges Abia Nale (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo admits that having Tefu Mashamaite in the defence is a “blessing in disguise”.

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“Having Tefu is a blessing in disguise because he is the only defender that is left-footed who is playing centrally,” said Khumalo.

According to, Khumalo praised the defenders’ impact on both the side's defence and attack.

Khumalo has heaped praise on Mashamaite with the Glamour Boys going from strength to strength with the left-footed defender at the back.

“We have ‘Tower’ and Morgan (Gould) and although they haven’t played together for quite some time, there is a balance.”

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder, who is affectionately known as "16 valve", believes that defensively Chiefs are “very sound” especially with two left-footed players like Mashamaite and Tsepo Masilela playing next to one another.

Khumalo is happy for Chiefs to reap the rewards of Tefu's ability when going forward while still being in position to defend once possession has been lost.

Chiefs are in action on Saturday, September 20 when they face Orlando Pirates at the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the right to take home the MTN8 Cup.  

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15.

Follow Sport24's LIVE and interactive commentary for the MTN8 Final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

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