Absa Premiership

Tefu praises team effort

2014-08-28 14:02
Tefu Mashamaite (Gallo Images)
Rustenburg - Following a third successive win over Platinum Stars on Wednesday night, Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite said they were well aware that it was not going to be an easy task.

Chiefs maintained their 100% record to the start of the new season as well as their dominance over the North West Tycoons when they triumphed 2-0 in an Absa Premiership clash at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

The on-form duo of Reneilwe Letsholonyane and George Lebese were on target for the Phefeni Glamour Boys.

Mashemaite, 29, hailed his team-mates for their fighting spirit and also hinted that they now understand coach Stuart Baxter’s philosophy introduced in 2012 when he took over from Vladimir Vermezovic.

“It was a great game, but it was a tough one,” said Mashamaite.

"We knew that we beat them previously, so we could've gone into a bit of a slumber, and relax. But that’s not how things are supposed to be.

“You saw the first 10 minutes they were pushing. So they wanted to put us under a lot of pressure and maybe get a goal and then put us under more pressure.

"It's been three years since the coach joined us. The philosophy is slowly coming into place; we understand each other as players.

“We have that continuity, and I think it's that thing that's carrying us at the moment."

A win for the Amakhosi took them back to the top of the log after Ajax Cape Town occupied the spot temporarily on Tuesday.

Chiefs’ next game will be against the struggling SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on Saturday night.

Kick-off is at 20:15.


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