South Africa Player of the Week: Tefu Mashamaite - Kaizer Chiefs

The Kaizer Chiefs defender's two goals helped AmaKhosi secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout
South Africa Player of the Week
Tefu Mashamaite
AGE 27
TEAM Kaizer Chiefs
Polokwane City
0-3 Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs may have suffered from a bout of profligacy on Saturday night, but their towering defender Tefu Mashamaite showed the way, with two powerful headers finding the back of the net either side of half time. Utilising his strength in the air, Mashamaite's two strikes virtually secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout for Kaizer Chiefs. The defender will be closing in on Bafana Bafana selection, if he continues to show fine form during set pieces and in the defensive third. 

Congratulations to Tefu Mashamaite's 49th South Africa Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention

Thulani Serero- Ajax Amsterdam

Serero proved a point for Ajax Amsterdam on Sunday, emerging from the bench to net another goal this season. Initially set for a spot on the sidelines, Serero took advantage of Siem de Jong's injury in the 25th minute and opened the scoring twenty minutes later, with a fine finish against Utrecht.

Khama Billiat- Mamelodi Sundowns

Billiat scored twice during Sundowns 4-0 thumping of Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday and was a threat throughout the match for the Brazilians. The Zimbabwean striker has hit his straps early on this season, as he looks to lead a star-studded Sundowns to glory.
Edward Manqele- Moroka Swallows

Manqele continues to inspire the Dube Birds in the attacking third, as his first half strike against University of Pretoria sealed a berth in the quarter-finals for Zeca Marques' charges.

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