There were reports and rumours circulating on social media platforms and top publications suggesting that Happy Mashiane is not happy at Chiefs and even want to leave Amakhosi. However, the update regarding the issue is taking U-turn, as his agent comfirm otherwise.
Rumours that Happy wants to leave the club are not true. It has been reported that he is happy with the club (Kaizer Chiefs FC), working hard at training and waiting for his opportunity like any other players. This is according to Thato Matuka, Mashiane’s agent.
Our analyser Senzo Sambo made analysis about Happy Mashiane.
Here is what he said;
“The downfall of Happy Mashiane. People thought i was a plumber when i said Happy Mashiane will never make it as a winger where in the world have you seen a winger that can’t dribble past a player or cut inside?
“Happy Mashiane made his Kaizer Chiefs debut in the Nedbank Cup i think against a team called Magesi in that game Mashiane started as wingbacks he was making those late runs in the box and exciting.
“I blame Gavin Hunt for Happy’s downfall he sold people a lie about Mashiane’s position and the fact that Mashiane scored a couple of goals and assists blindfolded a lot of people why not ask yourself why Mashiane has never won the Man of the match award playing as a winger he would play bad the whole game misplacing passes then have 1 moment where he scores and people think he is a good winger.
“Mashiane can revive his career only if he is played in his original position which is wingback there’s a difference in being a winger and wingback a winger waits for the ball then runs at defenders and dribble and cut in side.
A wingback make those runs and put in a first time cross that’s the only way Mashiane will improve as a player.
“I have always been clear about Happy Mashiane even under Gavin Hunt i said it that Happy Mashiane will never be a good winger but a Good Left Wing Back.
~ You cannot have a winger that fails to dribble past players
~ You cannot have a winger that over relaxes like Mashiane does
~ He is always undecided he thinks when the ball is already in his feet
“But i have seen the best of Happy Mashiane under Ernst Middendorp as a wingback he even kept Thembinkosi Lorch at Bay in the Soweto Derby even last year in the Carling Black Label Cup he held his own against Hotto,Jooste in the Derby. Wingers you can see them check Sekgota very quick and tricky yet not playing but Mashiane is not even half of what Sekgota is and you expect to make it as a winger.
“The guy’s chance of playing is as Left Wing Back otherwise all will go south.
The reason Pitso Mosimane converted Lyle Lakay to Left back is because he is a Mashiane kind of a player he can’t dribble past opponents his only thing in mind is to cross. On the defensive side it’s something that can be fixed Lyle Lakay last season won the Defender of the season you wouldn’t believe that 3 seasons ago he was a winger.” he added.