Mokwena praises 'special' Mashego as perfect fit

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Terrence Mashego of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Terrence Mashego of Mamelodi Sundowns during the DStv Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu FC at Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Lefty Shivambu

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena has hailed the addition of Terrence Mashego as a perfect fit for the defending champions' playing philosophy.

Mashego joins an illustrious list of players hailing from Mamelodi to don the famous Sundowns jersey.

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The left-back secured a lucrative five-year deal from Cape Town City in a transfer believed to be worth approximately R10 million.

The 26-year-old made his debut for the Brazilians in a dramatic 1-0 win over AmaZulu in a DStv Premiership clash on Sunday.

Mashego has joined the likes of Joas Magolego, Joel Masilela, Isaac Shai, Koketso Mmotong, George Lebese and Themba Mnguni on the list of Mamelodi locals to star for Masandawana.

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"Terrence is a special player because he plays for the national team," Mokwena said.

"When special players in a certain way are put onto the market and become available you have to check whether all the boxes are ticked.

"He ticks a lot not all boxes necessarily because there was not a decline from any of the left-backs.

"But because the reality is a special talent became available in the market and he then fits the methodology.

"He fits our style of play and possesses the personality and then of course he has this emotional connection to Sundowns.

"So when that type of talent is available in the market you have got to go for it."

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