Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite has hailed his side's "great
achievement" after sealing the Premiership title with three games to
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Amakhosi were crowned champions elect on Wednesday after the
4-1 victory over Polokwane City left them mathematically beyond reach of
second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, despite the Brazilians having a game in hand.
The Glamour Boys can now add a 2014/15 league winners' medal
to the MTN8 trophy they lifted in the early stages of the campaign, making it
four titles in the last three years and a 68th overall in the club's history.
"Obviously we knew we had an opportunity tonight
(Wednesday) and we went for it," said Mashamaite after the win over Rise
"We opened a bit nervously, but I'm just happy that we
were able to be narrow - we gave them the sides to say they can cross the ball
and when they crossed the ball 'Tower' [Erick Mathoho] and I dealt with the
"I feel like at some stages of the game we lost
concentration and we could have got it in, but we really deserved the win.
"I just want to reflect and say it was going to be our
season and I knew that when we started collecting those number of points in the
first round, going 19 games without being beaten, and winning the MTN, it was a
good season for us overall.
"In the three seasons we have been together, we have
already won four medals. I think it's a great achievement."