Teko Modise leaves Pirates
Johannesburg - Teko Modise has officially departed Orlando Pirates for title-rivals Mamelodi Sundowns after a long, heated battle with Bucs, which ended on Thursday afternoon.
It is no secret the Bafana Bafana player wanted out of Parktown as friction with coach Ruud Krol, a lack of game time and the feeling of being simply an asset all combined to make Modise grow disillusioned.
At a disciplinary hearing, which was conducted by Bucs after the midfielder was accused of going AWOL, Modise said: "I would like to thank the chairman (Irvin Khoza) for the opportunity he has given me.
"I have been here for four good years and I have done all I could do. The time has come that I move on.
"The team has signed good players like (Mark) Mayambela and (Daine) Klate who also need to be afforded the opportunity to grow...I would like to wish the team the best of luck for the rest of the season."
Pirates refused to divulge the amount paid by Sundowns, but revealed it was a good offer.
They have also decided not to charge Modise, but rather allow him to part ways in peace.
Khoza said: "It has just been announced that a deal was put forward for Teko Modise last night, which the player has subsequently agreed to.
"It has been confirmed that Mr. Modise and Sundowns have agreed terms and the club has decided not to stand in his way.
"In light of this the Club will no longer press charges...as of now Mr Modise is no longer a Pirates player."
The two-time Footballer of the Year will be hoping to resurrect his career at Chloorkop and is relishing the new challenge he has been presented with.