Tefu Mashamaite thrilled with Swedish Cup success with BK Hacken
Posted: 6 May 2016 Time: 10:29
South African defender Tefu Mashamaite is upbeat after his club BK Hacken lifted the Swedish Cup on Thursday, despite his missing out on the action through injury.
Hacken beat Malmo FF – the former club of Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie – in the final after the 2-2 scoreline was settled through a penalty shootout, to land their first ever piece of silverware.
The 31-year-old centre-back featured all the way through the group stage and up to the semi-final, in which he suffered a thigh injury in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Hammarby.
“Yeah, we beat Malmo yesterday and we are the Swedish Cup champs,” ‘Masha’ confirms to KickOff.com.
“It’s exciting to be a part of a cup-winning team, especially in my first full season. This is the first time that Hacken have won silverware, so that makes the victory even more sweeter. It’s a beautiful little history.”
Regarding his injury, the reigning KICK OFF Footballer of the Season (2014/15) adds that all is positive and reveals he is currently doing rehabilitation, and he is expected to be back for the second half of the Swedish league season in July.
“I had a muscle rupture in the semi-final, which sidelines me until June, but I’m doing rehabilitation now and the focus is on strengthening the muscle that was affected. But it’s looking good,” he says.
The former Kaizer Chiefs captain has also confirmed that he will not be returning home for the coming summer recess in the league, and will be continuing his rehabilitation with the club.