Absa Premiership

Tefu: It was a beautiful season

2015-05-11 08:43
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Tefu Mashamaite says Kaizer Chiefs' Absa Premiership triumph was a crowning moment not only for the club, but also for him on a personal level.

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In his first full season as skipper, the central defender guided AmaKhosi to the MTN8 title in September before lifting the league trophy on Saturday.

Mashamaite took over the armband from goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, who is rumoured to be on his way out of the club.

Having clinched the league in April already, Chiefs put the cherry on top with a 2-0 victory over Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Stadium this weekend.

Mashamaite led by example as he starred in all 30 of Chiefs' league matches this past season.

He also added that the win was to make up for their title loss last term after Mamelodi Sundowns snatched the crown in the final few games of 2013/14.

"It was a beautiful season. The Chippa game was just a celebration," Mashamaite said on the club's website.

"We felt that we were robbed last season. We owed it to ourselves to correct that.

"When I joined Chiefs many people felt that I was not good enough to play for the club.

"However, the coach came and showed me the way. As a result of all this, I am feeling a bit emotional at present."

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter hailed Mashamaite for his strong leadership qualities throughout the campaign.

"Masha has been outstanding for three years. With his guidance and leadership skills it has all become a bit easier for the other defenders not concede goals," Baxter said.

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