Mashiane urged to keep working hard

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Happy Mashiane hasn’t featured in any official game for Kaizer Chiefs since he got red-carded in the Caf Champions League final against Al Ahly.

The 23-year-old was one of the many players who had impressed last season and with Stuart Baxter now in charge, he has seen little game time.

According to Baxter, Mashiane is still part of his plans, and he is working hard in training in an effort to reclaim his spot in the team.

“He is doing very well, and he is working very hard,” said Baxter when asked of Mashiane’s absence.

“The way we play, the way we played on Sunday [in the 2-0 league defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns], Happy would probably be competing for a place with Sifiso [Hlanti].

“As it was, we had [Sibusiso] Mabiliso whom we played against Sundowns – we had enough attacking players on the pitch.

“We had Khama [Billiat], we had Samir [Nurković], we have got Bernard [Parker], we have got Keagan [Dolly] and we have got Lebo [Manyama]. At this moment I think that they are more versatile and they give us more versatility than Happy.

“So, Happy is working very hard and I am pleased with him. He has got to push on now and wait for his chance, and when his chance comes he has to take it,” concluded Baxter.

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By FARPost Reporter