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'Don't lick Teko's backside'

2011-01-20 11:52

Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana head coach Clive Barker has sent out a stern warning to Teko Modise: sort yourself out or face the wrath of your supporters.

Modise landed in hot water earlier in the week when Orlando Pirates suspended him for going allegedly AWOL.

This ban is just the latest event in what has been a difficult 18 months for Modise, where he has lost both his form and confidence due to reported off-field problems.

Barker is urging the Bucs midfielder to pull up his socks or risk falling into the bad books of fans - a fate no player wants to endure.

"Supporters could quickly turn on him," Barker told The Sowetan.

"The paying public might turn their backs on him as happened with (Carlos) Tevez overseas.

"He has to work hard because no one will lick his backside."

Barker also admits that if he were Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane, he would not go near Modise until such a time as he is playing regularly for his club and has firmly placed his problems behind him.

"I would not pick him at all," Barker, who believes no player is bigger than the game, continued.

"I think he needs to start working hard because he is a good footballer. The sad part is that two years ago Teko was the golden boy of SA football.

"He was certainly the best in the country - but life goes on, with or without him.

"All footballers come to the end of their careers but he must not shorten his stay in the game," he added.

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Comments
  • themantshepo - 2011-01-20 12:19

    yeh to hell with this bastad agen...teko must go play for brakpan united

      alwaysthinking365 - 2011-01-20 15:37

      @themantshepo: have you checked this with the coach of brakpan united?

      Nemzah - 2011-01-24 12:44

      Big brother can you please read Clive Barker's comments. We don't want to demoralised the boy,but to rebuild him. Clive's comment is good

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-20 12:23

    Fame has changed his attituted, when he joined Pirates he was a good boy, since he bought Range Rover Supercharged, Aston Martin and M6, he has chenged, he forgot that football is a very short career.

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-20 12:50

      Hey Tshif, you stole my name.

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-20 13:35

      hahahah i'm the origional Tshifhiwa.

      Rolie - 2011-01-20 16:32

      It's OK you both look alike.

  • garriga - 2011-01-20 12:27

    About time someone get this primmadonna-wannabe to tow the line! Well stated, Clive!

  • Contrarian - 2011-01-20 12:36

    Teko , do you have Steve Lekoelea's numbers .Phone him for some serious advice.You are getting too big-headed for your own good.Is it the money that you made on adverts during the world cup.. wake up..

  • thapeloa - 2011-01-20 12:39

    Teko has attitude, in his mind he is still the player he was 2 years ago...even with all the endorsments gone and the fame, he still believes he is the greatest player in SA. We see it over and over again at pirates IE Makhanya, Cheeseboy, Vilakazi, players rise and fall. In the PSL a players longevity is based on his attitude towards fans and the game.

  • Jim - 2011-01-20 12:41

    He wouldnt get to play for a B side in Europe. Get rid of this over rated ex -player.

  • Thando - 2011-01-20 12:57

    I heard the guy is headed for Sundowns. Maybe he will resurrect his dead career there, we'l watch and see, but he has been a big disappointment for the Bucs family. Good luck Modise on your future endevours.

  • Greg - 2011-01-20 13:17

    Barker doesnt know what he is talking about. Pirates fans are by and large fully fully behind Modise and all tha other star Pirates players who are being marginalised by the eccentric Rud Kroll . Modise has long since regained his form but is simply not being fielded . So is Mashigo, Lucas Twala and Mhlongo.I was shocked to hear from reliable sources that Lucas Twala was seen playing soccer in Tembisa over the Christmas break.

      African'shtr - 2011-01-21 13:07

      you such a fool brah, you don't know what you talking about ,Modise is gona end just like Ngobese I'm only giving you six months he will be history. after confederations cup he never performed again and he is even worse now, you one of the stupid fans who support stupid players like him, look at what he did on confed and world cup.

      Nemzah - 2011-01-24 15:08

      Big brother look on a bigger picture plz.Barker is correct if you are a true supporter you will know that.or maybe you are a fan?fan and supporter are two different words. If Greg you love sport or Pirates,will you give these players poison and say it is a drink? I'm die hearted Pirates supporter.But what Teko is doing, is not right

  • mupet-killer - 2011-01-20 13:32

    THIS IS A VERY DISTURBING HEAD-LINE, sick in fact lol. rather lick minki vd westhuizens . . . u know what. anyway, sa football talent sux compared to rugby and cricket. good players get signed, our players go on trial 4 goodness sake . . to greek and israel leagues. no wonder we were the 1st host in history to not make the 2nd round. imagine dale steyn going on trial for the ipl or frans steyn for racing metro haha. shaba your opening goal was average, everyone makes it out to be the best of all time.

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-20 13:40

      Mupet-Killer you sound like some stupid white people that i know, so in your eyes the only people who does things better are white??

      Warren - 2011-01-20 13:51

      muppet killer ur an idiot.. we have some star football players here.. and im pretty sure they'll run rings around u in anythin they do.. get a wifey mate too much plicking is messing with ur mind.. Tshif.... wtf bro?.. 'Mupet-Killer you sound like some stupid white people that i know'... was thatr neccessary?.. its one oke whos an idiot.. y bring alot of peeps into it?.. u gotta come out the closet my friend.. times have changed..

      Totman - 2011-01-20 14:07

      Warren cool it down. Do not give this a colour tag again. Just now, all the fools pop out. There is 1 thing need to be said. We have the potential, to develop and manage, but we not doing it. I wish some-one will be clever enough to sort it out one day. Can you imagine we have top competitive teams in all 3 sports. Most our men will be divorce cos the tv will be the new wife.lol.

      Totman - 2011-01-20 14:10

      O...yes, Tshif... put a 1 at the en,. seeing you have become part of a twin. Just now some one copy the other's photo as well.

      Totman - 2011-01-20 14:11

      Sorry Warren. Mend for Tshifhiwa.

      African'shtr - 2011-01-21 13:12

      true that bra, that goal was not that perfect, thus why Bafana Bafana is going no where, we celebrating wins against stupid countries during the friendly games, what did we do on the world cup nothing, listing here you Tshifhiwa if you don't have anything to say, don't say anything cause you don't think you jus say cause you use your dickhead to think.

  • lesetja.dolo - 2011-01-20 13:36

    he must just come to the Khosification, we are known to ressuracting careers of most players, i.e mark williams, "shoes",Nkosinathi Nhleko, Metsimetsi le baba bangwe...

      African'shtr - 2011-01-21 13:15

      you out of your mind where is he gona play there

  • Phineas - 2011-01-20 13:39

    @Greg - so you think coach is to blame? I totally disagree with you, Pirates players are so full of themselves they think they have arrived. They are useless and do not deliver on mandate. All 11 players are the ones to do the job on the field of play and not Krol. As a matter of fact, Krol has done much better compared to all his predecessors in the last decade. Where do you come from?

      rapatla - 2011-01-20 14:17

      Where do you come from? FNB( I heard Greg comes from that place). Ha ha ha....just playing super diski with you Phineas. But on a serous note, I have noticed that Krol even thou he is doing well for pirates, he seems to lack people skills.To him according to me is like ....If you mess up..i don't fix you, I throw you away.

      African'shtr - 2011-01-21 13:18

      @ rapatla the thing with you guys you like players even if they don't deliver. why would you play a player because of the fans if he's not doing anything onthe field?

  • Thobani Shiburi - 2011-01-20 13:44

    The problem is lack of knowledge lets compare bongani khumalo n teko educationally,there u have ur answer n 2 say it we should b makin bongani an ambassador of football in s.a coz he is d nxt best thing n havin pienaar nxt 2 him makes me scream 4 joy..watch dis space as 2 teko u only gud in s.a nt globally..

      Tshifhiwa - 2011-01-20 13:50

      So you think Teko didnt go to school?? do your research before you comment bro. by the way what did Bongani study?

  • YES - 2011-01-20 14:16

    The problem with our boys is that as soon as they taste money, they ses stars and keep their eyes off the ball. This accounts for sublimal performance by most players in the Premier League and Bafana Bafana. It is therefore advisable that clubs or PSL must employer fulltime professionals to help our players to get their feet on the the ground an not look for the results only.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-01-20 14:24

    Lekoelea, OJ, Teko...what a shame,..Black,gifted and yet oh so stupid !!!

  • mido - 2011-01-20 14:52

    Teko's talents are being hapered by the new coach's decisions.Leave JHB and come to PTA istead of saying u went AWOL tell them you were on the N1 South to Pretoria...

      FD - 2011-01-20 15:31

      @Mido - N1 North - u Sundowner - i guesse u are a pedestrian - not familiar the Freeway - pulling ur leg Mido

  • sandile - 2011-01-20 15:05

    the minute u think u r greater than the world itself, then u r heading for a downfall. Why should we feel pity for these "soccer stars" who in return spit on the faces of supporters. To hell with teko and his arrogance. he must face his demons talented or not. Sandile in Yeoville

  • sandile - 2011-01-20 15:13

    why really should we feel sorry for stupid arrogant teko who knew what he was heading for. he must make way for hungry kids who wanna make it in the football game.

  • Nyiko - 2011-01-20 15:16

    Is those Mcdonalds advert that changed Modise. All players who do not wants to humble themselves before the coach end like this. He must ask Frank Makua on Doleza - Beckham on Fergie.

  • FD - 2011-01-20 15:43

    What a waste of Talent and skill. He strikes me as a skilled youngster on local scene who is well spoken (English). Probably thats one of his downfalls - he thinks he is clever by just speaking well and charming Girl supporters from Soweto. He was also destroyed by the Media - over-rated him before he matured. This South African 'Thing' of 'Celebrity Fame' is a killer disease like HIV. I hope he keeps training on the sidelines and stop drinking his worries away otherwise he will join First Division Moroka Swallows soon ha ha ha- (Iam sorry Maswai swai)

  • Free - 2011-01-20 15:48

    I think Bakker is way of the mark with his comment. Why if a player is not being utilized by the club be loaned atleast if his contract with the club is still binding and honestly speaking, someone should talk sense to the likes of Khoza and Motsepes of this world, tell them that if you don't need a Manqoba Ngwenya why keep him for 4years on the bench or Makhanya at Pirates. What I see here is a young man who tries to stand his ground, by way of revolt or any other means not the two guys above;they are disciplined but where are they today with their discipline. Comparing this guy's actions to those of Steve Lekoelea is totaly missing the point, he wanted to earn more money and the club had the right to refuse that, so what happens thereafter is his baby. Just imagine Mandela and Sisulu wanted to remain disciplined although their whole life was being destroyed,where would our counttry have been today? And on the other hand I think Mr Bakker should concentrate in his capacity as Amazulu technical director to making his team better their position on the league than muddling in this young man's fiasco. Or is he perhaps trying to dig the rift bigger between Pirates and Teko with the opportunity too recruiting him? Just my horrible assumption! So to be always fair; if a coach does not want certain players the club should place these on loan before they are wasted and old like what happened between Zane Mussa and Tschiklas,she destroyed the guy completely.

      African'shtr - 2011-01-21 13:28

      everything you said its ok but you only dumb with one thing, why are you insulting Bakker when he's commenting on what is write for the stupid player

  • alwaysthinking365 - 2011-01-20 16:08

    Prima donna's in our soccer is such a problem. I have coached all age groups from u14 to u19 at PSL clubs, and castle league as well. I can tell you that this problem is everywhere. so much talent but its hard to properly harvest as the moment the boys make progress they get big heads and think they are bigger than the team and the game. and if you understand soccer you will know that big heads and soccer don't go well together, AT ANY LEVEL!!!

  • mmoledis - 2011-01-20 19:55

    When is the time to play then play because when time not no play where teams will reject you, you will regret so work for your life Modise leave pride alone your nothing without football use your talent to make life easy for you, I do not think you want to be like other old players who are regretting their life in this moment cause of flops they made previously be like Rhoo and a better some body in a society respect every team your playing for opportunity come once in life.

  • Ga-Kebagane - 2011-01-21 07:03

    "wise word from the Dog" Barker is urging the Bucs midfielder to pull up his socks or risk falling into the bad books of fans - a fate no player wants to endure. i like Teko as a player bt he is just getting himself into hot water

  • Will99 - 2011-01-21 07:54

    Too late

  • Zukisani - 2011-01-21 08:29

    I'm a 20 yr old ,after reading what you guys have said i can say this is what I'm taking out of it; should i get married one day i must put my career first and my wife and children safety and well being should be the least of my priorities. thank you guys for the advice i will pass it to everyone younger than me i don't want them to be called "arrogant bastards" or "big headed fools"

  • Matsuka - 2011-01-21 11:20

    Teko must be the most overrated, under-talented player in Africa. Doesn't anyone wonder why no English club is interested in him , yet Khumalo and Shabba both have interested clubs?? Teko is the Juli-arse Mal Enema of soccer. Rated because of populist support but not fit to knock a nail into plywood. I rate his Soccer brain to be slightly below that of the not-so-hammered plywood. I think Barker is spot on here.

  • Sanity - 2011-01-21 13:33

    Barker and company must go take a hike because of your biased and ill advised comments. Why did take go AWOL, did u bother to check the background. Nobody will stand for this nonsensical tratment meted out against Teko by his team & the coach. How can he be good & all of a sudden become useless. Has he taken any drugs or frolicked with bad friends or prostitutes? Pirates must just offload him to a team that sees value in him cos this thing will affect his chances for inclusion into Bafana Bafana. Barker, you've lost my respect with your biased comments and you've shown that u r a shadow of the coach that u used to be. You can't compare Teko with other losers cos he has been consistently ignored by the powewrful Krol period!!!!

  • Sanity - 2011-01-21 13:36

    Barker and company must go take a hike because of your biased and ill advised comments. Why did take go AWOL, did u bother to check the background. Nobody will stand for this nonsensical tratment meted out against Teko by his team & the coach. How can he be good & all of a sudden become useless. Has he taken any drugs or frolicked with bad friends or prostitutes? Pirates must just offload him to a team that sees value in him cos this thing will affect his chances for inclusion into Bafana Bafana. Barker, you've lost my respect with your biased comments and you've shown that u r a shadow of the coach that u used to be. You can't compare Teko with other losers cos he has been consistently ignored by the powewrful Krol period!!!!

  • moranks - 2011-01-26 18:03

    There was a time when he was the best we had in the national team, now that he's going thru a rough patch everyone is coming down hard on him give him a break. Maybe he really needs a change of environment to pick himself up.

  • Sloggan - 2011-08-29 09:33

    Teko is now back again to his well known form

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