Happy Mashiane is a talented professional football player who currently plays as a left-back for Kaizer Chiefs. The 23-year-old footballer’s salary is estimated between R20,000 and R30,000 while his net worth is said to be around R200,000. He began his football career while in secondary school following the encouragement of his parents who are ardent football fans. He then became a known name in the Premier Soccer League since his promotion to Kaizer Chiefs first team in the 2018/2019 season.
He has scored for the club on multiple occasions, helping to reinforce the Chiefs’ defense which has enabled the team to grind out one upset after another. Not only has the left-footed soccer player proved himself to be pivotal in the club’s successful run in the last few years, but he has also upgraded his profile with promising performances on the field. He plays as a left-back, left midfielder, and left-winger for the Amakhosi. If his style of play is anything to go by, Mashiane’s salary would definitely escalate in the coming years.
What is Happy Mashiane’s Current Salary?
While attending Jiyana Secondary School, Happy Mashiane put a start to his career as a footballer. He later started developing his skills at different football academies upon high school graduation. He first attended the football academy called Tembisa Black Pirates in his birthplace of Tembisa before moving to Mamelodi Sundowns Academy. Later on, he attended Future Through Football Academy and Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy.
Through hard work and promising performances, the youngster caught the attention of Kaizer Chiefs’ then-coach, Ernst Middendorp who promoted him to the senior team during the 2018/2019 season. As of 2021, Happy Mashiane’s market value is estimated at €225,000 but he reportedly earns a monthly salary that ranges from R20,000 to R30,000. The energetic left-winger is said to be worth about R200,000. His current contract with the Naturena side will expire on June 30th, 2023.
The Sportsman’s Biggest Accomplishments at Kaizer Chiefs
Having played for a while as a member of the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy, Happy Mashiane kicked off his professional career on January 22, 2019, when he was promoted to the club’s senior team. He joined the team when they were aiming for the league title under coach Ernst Middendorp. He made his debut with Kaizer Chiefs senior team on January 27th, 2019 during a Nedbank Cup match against Tornado FC. Happy, afterward, sustained a toe injury that got him sidelined for six months.
He then struggled to get back into the first team in the 2019/2020 season as the club was challenging for the PSL league title at the time. As a result, he only got 54 minutes of action throughout the season, playing in only two league games. The team eventually lost out on the title for the 2019/2020 campaign and finished second. In the year 2019, Happy Mashiane and his teammates won the Ultra Cup and finished as the runner-up in the Black Label Cup competition and the Macufe Cup competition as well.
Coming to the 2020/2021 season, the left-back seems to have landed his breakthrough season as he has played more games and even found the back of the net more than once. In June 2021, he emerged as the winner of the PSL Goal of the Month (May) Award, a fan-favorite award. Then, on August 1st, 2021, Kaizer Chiefs won the Black Label Cup after defeating Orlando Pirates via a penalty shoot-out after extra time. Also, Happy Mashiane and his teammates made it to the CAF Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history in mid-2021. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t bring home the title as they lost 3-0 to the Egyptian giant, Al Ahly.
Mashiane was given a red card in the game after carrying out a violent tackle on Al Ahly’s right back, Akram Tawfik, in the ending minutes of the first half. As a result, the Naturena side had to play with 10 players which contributed to the defeat. Kaizer Chiefs ended up as the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League runner-up.
Happy Mashiane Has Scored Four Goals as a Left Winger
Unlike his previous two seasons at Kaizer Chiefs, during which he made only six-game appearances for the team, Mashiane has played in more than 15 games thus far in the 2020/2021 season. He has resurrected his career with superb playing techniques such as balanced running, pace, body swerve, as well as composed finish. Despite beginning his career at Kaizer Chiefs as a left-back, the talented athlete has so far played more than 19 games as a left-winger and over 4 games as a left midfielder.
He also put up another superb display in the next league game against Marumo Gallants which the Amakhosi won 3-0. Happy Mashiane scored the team’s third goal and equally assisted Lebogang Manyama in scoring the second goal in the 66th minute. More so, the prolific left winger found the back of the net again in Kaizer Chiefs’ CAF Champions League match against Petro de Luanda on March 6th, 2021 which the team won 2-0. He then scored his fourth goal of the season in a PSL game against Bloemfontein Celtic that took place at Dr. Petrus Molemela Stadium, Bloemfontein, in May 2021. Happy Mashiane opened the game with a 3rd-minute goal and the match ended 2-2.
Highlights of Mashiane’s Career Achievements
- PSL Goal of the Month (May) Award in 2021
- Black Label Cup (2021)
- Ultra Cup (2019)
The Footballer Has Been Selected To The National Team on Many Occasions
Following his promotion to Kaizer Chiefs senior team, Happy Mashiane sprung to the limelight as a skilled left-back. As a result, he got a call-up to play for the South African U20 national team in international friendlies against Egypt in October 2019. In his first outing with the national team, he couldn’t get into action as he was left on the bench. Then on the second friendly match against Egypt, he played as a left-back for the full 90 minutes and the team lost to Egypt 1-0.
Later in November 2019, Happy joined the South African national team, U23 squad, for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Although he was selected to the squad six times, he only got playing time once in a match against Zambia. He played as a left midfield and the game ended 0-0. Additionally, he was on the bench when the team defeated Ivory Coast 1-0 in a group qualification match on 12th November 2019. Happy Mashiane was further selected to the national team U23 squad in the third-place play-off game that took place on 22nd November 2019. South Africa finished third place in the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations after defeating Ghana 8-7 on a penalty shoot-out.
Highlights Of Football Clubs/Academies Happy Mashiane Has Been Associated With
- Kaizer Chiefs (2019-present)
- Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy
- Future Through Football Academy
- Mamelodi Sundowns Academy
- Tembisa Black Pirates