Black Aces target Teko

2011-01-18 12:21

Johannesburg - Mpumalanga Black Aces' new coach Paul Dolezar has his sights set on signing unsettled Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana midfield playmaker Teko Modise on loan.

Dolezar, who joined the bottom-of-the-log Aces at the start of the month said on Tuesday he had tried to contact Pirates' chairperson Irvin Khoza with a view to getting Modise for the remaining five months of the season.

"I have tried unsuccessfully to contact Irvin, but I am not giving up as I believe getting Modise to Aces on loan will help everyone," said Dolezar.

He has already signed former Pirates' captain and Bafana midfielder Benedict Vilakazi on loan from leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, plus David Mathebula and Thabang Rooi from Kaizer Chiefs, also on loan.

Dolezar has made sweeping changes to Aces, who are rooted at the bottom of the Absa Premiership with five points from 14 fixtures by this week, placing 15 players on transfer as Aces begin their relegation dogfight.

The French-speaking coach said Modise would be guaranteed game time at Aces.

"Modise is not playing for Pirates. He is not even on the bench. That is sad, as he is a great player who needs to play.

"I am prepared to build up Modise mentally, psychologically and physically and return him to Pirates an even better player than he was in his prime before the World Cup finals.

"That is the deal I have with Sundowns and Chiefs. I guarantee I will return all the players on loan to their clubs in peak form.

"I believe such a loan deal with Modise would benefit not just Pirates, Aces and Modise, but Bafana as well.

"South Africa needs fit and in-form Modise for the forthcoming African Nations Cup qualifiers this year," he said.

Modise fell out with Bucs' coach Ruud Krol and has played only a handful of matches this season. He was not even on the bench for Pirates' 0-0 draw against Santos at the Orlando Stadium at the weekend.

There are rumours that Modise has gone absent and is not training with the club.

"Modise could play a major role in helping Aces avoid relegation and then go back to Pirates with his confidence and fitness restored," said Dolezar.

He is also set to sign a Nigerian striker and a big name local striker this week.

He hoped to tie up the deals before Wednesday night’s relegation battle against second bottom Moroka Swallows at the Dobsonville Stadium.


  • S'javo - 2011-01-18 12:38

    teko musn't go to aces,that would not do him any good atleast to a big team like KC or SUFC,teko will bounce back only if krol is willing to give him game time but for now it seems as if they are not on good terms,K4L

  • Kingkaizer - 2011-01-18 12:42

    Thak you Dolezar. Teko needs to play regular football.

  • Mushwana - 2011-01-18 12:46

    nice 1 Dolezer.

  • Kingkaizer - 2011-01-18 12:46

    Thank you Dolezar. Teko needs to play regular football to be at his usual best.

  • Justinus - 2011-01-18 13:34

    Paul Dolezar is a joke himself to Aces fraternity.this 1 is a mission impossion,luring modise to play 4 a mickey mouse team.that would degrade teko's value as a player.his best friend is heading to englang while teko will be polishing relation zone in psl.dolezar xap xap wa telela.

      S'javo - 2011-01-18 14:10

      thats a fact teko must never go there,i think he deserve much better than this and teko did loose form at some stage but the SA media and hate suppoters didnt help the situation,krol must start playing teko regulary because time is going also and teko he's not getting any younger.K4L

  • S'javo - 2011-01-18 13:39

    football is a cruel game serious,not so long teko was called all sorts of names (general,macteko,navigator etc.) and i dont think such a player can just become useless out of the blue,the problem lies with krol for not playing him,i mean he is much better than ngobeni,manyisa actually there is no better playmaker at pirates than him,i feel bad for the boy because he is fighting a lone battle bcs if krol was behind him that would be much better for bth parties,khosi 4 life

  • goofyshow - 2011-01-18 14:16

    soccer mmmmmmmm ay not gud career

  • Pajaristo - 2011-01-18 14:31

    This can only mean one thing......the boy is on his way to the wilderness>>>>>>>>>>

  • nvledwaba - 2011-01-19 13:00

    i hate krol for distroying teko's talent...we all know that he lost form sometime ago, but he could have been supported by the coach knowing veri well wat he's capable of. kraal must go period.buccanneer for life

      YES - 2011-01-19 14:32

      Nonsense. Do you think all the big names who are now with Aces and could not command regular place from clubs they come from, their talent was destroyed by their respective coaches? Modise is big headed and the sooner he realises it the better for him. In fact, there are many like him at Pirates, who do not want to pull their weight and the sooner the chaiman do away with the better. Modise's heart is no longer with Pirates and he should be sold/deployed elsewhere. I agree with Dolezar that the move to Aces will do him a lot of good. Who knows, it might turn out just as Dolezar says and for the benefit of the country.

      Vernon - 2011-01-20 10:15

      Teko is crap period.let him go to the wilderness and stay there!!!!!

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