Mahuta scored either side of half-time as Sundowns continued their assault at the top of the PSL log.
“It’s part of the job, someone’s got to do it,” Mashego told Goal with a smile after the game.
“It’s a bit unfortunate, but fortunate for me that I did it.”
The brace doubled the former Swallows attacker’s season tally to four in the league, but Mashego believes Sundowns have players across the park who are able to score.
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“We have other capable players and we have quality players. There are goals in the team.
“If one player doesn’t score, the other one will score.”
Mashego added that Sundowns were on a good run in the league and felt that the Pretoria team were capable of staying at the summit of the Premiership table.
“As long as we get the three points. If we take the goals away, it wasn’t a good game for most of us,” he said.
“As long as we play like this, take the points and move up on the log then that’s positive.
“We need to improve and we need to come back strong.”
Mashego was last season’s top-scorer while still at Swallows, before joining Pitso Mosimane’s expensively assembled outfit in July.