Happy Mashiane of Kaizer Chiefs controls possession as Asavela Mbekile of Orlando Pirates looks to challenge him during the Soweto Derby.
Promoted youngster Happy Mashiane's third start was adventurous‚ if risky.
The teams might have gone into the interval with no goals but debutant Happy Mashiane, who played only 45 minutes of this game did done enough to motivate future footballers to start believing.
Teams: Chiefs: Akpeyi‚ Ntiya-Ntiya‚ Cardodo‚ Moleko‚ Hadebe‚ Mashiane‚ Maluleka‚ Ekstein‚ Parker‚ Billiat‚ Castro Subs: Bvuma‚ Katsande‚ Mphahlele‚ Zulu‚ Ngezana‚ Ntshangase Pirates: Sandilands‚ Jele‚ Ndengane‚ Mbekile‚ Maela‚ Motshwari‚ Mlambo‚ Nyatama‚ Pule‚ Lorch‚ Shonga Subs: Mabokgwane‚ Munetsi‚ Mako‚ Mntambo‚ Mahachi‚ Mulenga
However, the 60-year-old coach has already won the hearts of the Amakhosi faithful with the promotion of Happy Mashiane.
Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp wasn’t giving anything away in terms of who will take the gloves against Orlando Pirates on Saturday, but did indicate that the up-and-coming Happy Mashiane could feature in the Soweto derby.
AFP PHOTO/Marcelo Hernandez/Photospor Chiefs have put a lot of faith in young players in recent times promoting 21-year-old wing-back Happy Mashiane to the first time before bolstering their goalkeeping options with teenaged hot prospect.
Newly promoted left wingback Happy Mashiane was having a brilliant showing down the left as he troubled the Citizen's defense with his overlapping runs.
This match was a big test for Happy Mashiane, who received his debut on Sunday against ABC Motsepe League side Tornado, just days after he was promoted to the first team.
However, it was youngster Happy Mashiane who stole the spotlight on debut.