Johannesburg - Former Kaizer Chiefs and
Ajax Cape Town defender Nhlanhla Kubheka is backing Amakhosi skipper Tefu
Mashamaite for the 2014/15 Absa Premiership Player of the Season accolade.
Chiefs were again rock-solid in defence in
this season’s Absa Premiership, having conceded only 12 goals throughout the
campaign thus far.
Kubheka, 36, believes that the Bochum-born
sweeper was consistent for the last three seasons and also played a significant
role in guiding Amakhosi to their fourth PSL crown.
“Allow me to be biased on this one, I think
Tefu Mashamaite deserves this accolade,” said Kubheka.
“He has been consistent for the past three
seasons and coming all the way from the back, he was scoring crucial goals for
Chiefs this season.
“He was solid at the back throughout the
“Look at their defensive record this
season; he also played a crucial part in maintaining that.
“I’m not backing him because I was also a
defender, but if you look at our strike rate, the highest scorer only scores
around 10 or 11 in a season.
“So now, let us give all the credit to Tefu
Mashamaite, he deserves it.”