Absa Premiership

Tefu: I have to look after myself

2015-05-29 16:00
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite says he will be talking to his manager on Friday to discuss his future at the Soweto Giants.

Receiving his Kick Off Footballer of the Season award in Johannesburg on Thursday evening, Mashamaite said he had returned from a week’s break in Limpopo and would like to bring closure to negotiations.

“I spent the whole week in Limpopo where I was just chilling from all the noise and my manager has been busy with Chiefs management and I will meet with my manager on Friday and see if it is a viable,” Mashamaite said.

Mashamaite, who captained Amakhosi to a Premiership and MTN8 double this season, said although negotiations had been dragging on he had to look after his own interests.

“It is negotiations and you have to throw around figures and see what you can get based on what you really need in your life,” he said.

“That is what I am doing at the moment and I know this thing has been going over and over but at the end of the day I have to look after myself and the club needs to look after itself.”

The PSL Footballer of the Season credited the club’s success for his own stellar performances on the pitch this season.

“I wasn’t going to achieve all the awards by myself, there were people hat worked hard for me to be where I am right now and it was a show of acknowledgment of their role in my life,” he said.

“I am here because I was part of a winning team and we achieved quite a number of things this season and this is something the team should celebrate because I owe this to the team’s achievements.”

Mashamaite said although coach Stuart Baxter coached the team to the Premiership title in his first year, the plan finally came to fruition this season.

“This has been one of the seasons where I really had fun and it was mostly about what happened last year with us missing out to Sundowns in the last minute,” Mashamaite said.

“We regrouped this year and we decided we would go all out and it worked out for us.

“I know we won the league in the first year with the coach but we are still rough and everything needed to be fine-tuned.”

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