Absa Premiership

Tefu: Winning is a team effort

2015-04-21 09:50
Tefu Mashamaite (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chief captain Tefu Mashamaite confesses that the prospect of winning the PSL title early is “something beautiful.”

Read: PSL, Absa make Chiefs wait

According to the clubs official website, Mashamaite indicated that he is happy about how the season went so far.

“In future, we will be able to look back and be proud. For example, we went on an unbeaten run of 19 games, which is fantastic.”

Chiefs also only conceded 11 goals in 26 matches. Still, with Amakhosi losing a few games in quick succession earlier this year - against SuperSport United and Maritzburg United - some media were already predicting that a repeat of last season could be a possibility.

At the time, Chiefs were also far ahead, but Mamelodi Sundowns managed to catch up and even go on to win the Absa Premiership.

Mashamaite, however, was never too worried about that: “I can’t always be worried about what happened in the past.

“For example, I can’t be worried the whole time about apartheid. It’s important to look forward. You learn lessons from the past and you move ahead.”

The coach also stressed at some stage: “Don’t worry about Sundowns’ results. We must focus on what we are doing, our results.”

Mashamaite was indeed not worried at all with the writing in the media and with some supporters being critical: If you worry too much about things outside your control, you just create a cloud of confusion.”

One journalist questioned Mashamaite about the added pressure and the defenders response was: “Pressure is the most abused word in South African soccer,” Mashamaite answered.

“We have a chance to win the league. What pressure is that? That’s not pressure, that’s something beautiful.”

Mashamaite is also not worried about the fact that none of the Chiefs players scored more than six league goals this season.

“We have various players who have scored - Mandla Masango, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, George Lebese, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker, Erick Mathoho, Siyabonga Nkosi, Siphelele Mthembu, Kingston Nkhatha before he left and myself. Winning is a team effort.”

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  tefu mashamaite  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.