Tefu: Move to SuperSport United was challenging
SuperSport United has confirmed the signing of the former Kaizer Chiefs defender.
JOHANNESBURG - Tefu Mashamaite says it was his relationship with coach Stuart Baxter that brought him back to South Africa.
SuperSport United has onfirmed the signing of the former Kaizer Chiefs defender from Swedish side HK Hacken on a two-year deal.
Mashamaite says he can't answer why there has been a so-called migration of former Chiefs players to SuperSport.
"My path was different, it was influenced mainly by my relationship with the coach. We've been talking, even when I was at Hacken. We've just been assessing each other's developments, keeping each other up to date with what's happening. I can't really answer for Morgan, Yeye or Riyaad - they can answer for themselves."
Tefu says he's excited with what the future has in store for him. "It's a great pleasure to be joining SuperSport. I'm looking forward to the future. It's been challenging trying to close the deal. I'm just happy everything worked out in the end."
Stuart Baxter says there are two sides to bringing back a player that you've worked with in the past.
"I think the positive is that they know what I want and they know the structure and principles we're going to work with, so it won't take long to gel with the new company.
"On the other hand, you've got to get past the familiarity. People might be thinking I've got my old coach back and he likes me, you've got to get past that."
The PSL returns on 13 September.