Cape Town - Following
Mamelodi Sundowns' Nedbank Cup triumph, Teko Modise said he never lost hope
that he would win championships with the club after a career filled with near
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Modise helped lead the Brazilians to Ke Yona glory after
seeing off Ajax Cape Town 4-3 on penalties at the weekend, earning him the
Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament award during Sunday's PSL gala.
Prior to Saturday's success, the 32-year-old had played in
the top flight for eight years with only one Premiership title to show for it,
having lifted the league trophy at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.
"For me personally it's always nice that we are
rewarded especially with the good performances," Modise told Football411.
"Whatever I can win I will try my best to win it. At
least we got something to show for, it was very important for us to win the cup
"Hopefully next season we will try and win the league.
Now we know what we need to do, the consistency as well is important in the
Modise has also now set his sights on the MTN8 crown in the
early stages of next term, adding: "We will try and win the top eight as
well. If we can start with the top eight I think we stand a good chance."
When asked about his aspirations of earning a recall to the
Bafana Bafana set up, Modise said: "I still want to play for the national
team but again it is not up to me. I want to play for the country; I just want
to have that feeling again.
"It's been a while and I just hope that I will get the
opportunity even if it is once. But yet again I need to respect the coach as
well as his decision."