Happy Mashiane is a young and energetic lad that is quickly changing the narrative on the field. With only a few appearances, he helped the under-23 South Africa National team qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. So, what are his profile and stats?
Happy Mashiane skills have seen him play with the big boys despite being a youngster in the field. Here is everything you should know about Happy Mashiane.
Happy Mashiane profile summary
- Full name: Happy Mashiane
- Nickname: Vavo
- Place of birth: Tembisa, Gauteng South Africa
- Date of birth: 1st January 1998
- Age: 22 years
- Gender: Male
- Height: 1.75 metres
- Nationality: South African
- Profession: Footballer
- Jersey number: 19
- Current teams: Kaizer Chiefs and U-23 South Africa
- Position: Left-back
- Happy Mashiane Instagram: @mashianehappy
- Facebook: @happy.mashiane.75
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Happy Mashiane biography
Happy Mashiane age is 22 as of 2020. He was born on 1st January 1998 in Tembisa, Gauteng South Africa. His parents are Mable and Emmanuel Mashiane with his dad being a great supporter of his club Kaizer Chiefs. He joined Jiyana Secondary School in 2012, and later on in 2015, he joined Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy.
Happy Mashiane career
Happy Mashiane Kaizer Chiefs membership started when he joined the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy. He began playing football while he was very young, and he started out in Tembisa Black Pirates. He has been in several other clubs, including Mamelodi Sundowns Academy and Future Through Football Academy. Happy Mashiane salary has not been disclosed to the public. However, his current market value as of 14th February 2020 is €25,000.
Happy Mashiane signing with Kaizer Chiefs was a result of determination and hard work. He previously attended the Sundowns Academy; however, after some time, they moved from Chloorkop to Pretoria. That was a big throwback for the player; nonetheless, this did not kill his dreams, even when it seemed like everything had been lost. While he spoke about the experience he said,
I never dropped my head, and I think that's why I am at Chiefs today,
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Happy Mashiane teams are currently the Amakhosi and the South Africa National under-23 team, which he also plays for as a defender. In 2019, the under-23 national team qualified to proceed for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing in third place in the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations. Mashiane felt very honoured to represent the nation and said,
I am proud to say the least. It is a great honour to play for Kaizer Chiefs and represent my country.
What are Happy Mashiane stats?
His FIFA 20 overall rating is 61 with a potential of 68. His best stats include:
- Acceleration: 77
- Dribbling: 66
- Balance: 68
- Stand Tackle: 65
- Sprint Speed: 67
Below are his stats while he played with the Kaizer Chiefs:
Season Competition Club Appearances Points per match Minutes played
- 19/20: ABSA Premiership Kaizer Chiefs 2 3.00 54'
- 19/20: Nedbank Cup Kaizer Chiefs - - -
- 18/19: Nedbank Cup Kaizer Chiefs 2 3.00 178'
- 18/19: ABSA Premiership Kaizer Chiefs 2 0.50 126'
Total: 6 2.17 358'
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Happy suffered a toe injury in the 2018 season, which cost him a lot of time outside the field. He came back months later, fully energized, and ready to give more than before. There are many great expectations from him; he understood this and purposed not to disappoint anyone.
Happy Mashiane message to the youths was very powerful and touched the hearts of many. The 16th of June is a memorable day for the nation. On the Youth Day, he said,
My name is Happy Mashiane – Kaizer Chiefs defender. My youth message is that we should respect and remember those who fought for us trying to make a better South Africa for everyone. This is the day the country reflects on the massacre of school children during the Soweto uprising of 1976. Amakhosi for life,
Happy Mashiane is a rising star with a great future ahead of him. As young as he is, he has become a role model for many people. His fans cannot wait to see him show his prowess on the field.
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Kaizer Chiefs is known to encourage its players to give their best on the field for both the youngsters and the older boys in the club. In the 2018/2019 season, Briefly.co.za gave a great example where Happy was put in the field on the fullback position instead of Godfrey Walusimbi. SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo who had been coaching the club's youth spoke and said,
We feel that this is probably the right time for us to give them more exposure and game-time. If you have a lot of young players, they need to know that they will get an opportunity to play if they work hard and do well.
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