Tefu Mashamaite (Club: Kaizer Chiefs. Age: 30. Position: Central defender. Overall Appearances in league and cup: 36. Goals scored: 3. Clean Sheets: 19. Goals conceded when in the team: 14. Man of the Match awards: 2)
The 30-year-old played in every one of Chiefs’ 30 league matches, and all but two of their matches overall this season. Having just completed his fourth season with Chiefs, the Polokwane-born former Bidvest Wits defender has captained the double trophy-winning team superbly this season, and has also featured for Bafana Bafana. A superb reader of the game, Mashamaite is a composed defender who also has the ability to bring the ball out of defence, and is also a threat at set-pieces, he has scored four goals in all competitions this season.