Absa Premiership

Modise wants to emulate Doctor

2015-05-19 14:03
Teko Modise (Supplied)

Cape Town - When Mamelodi Sundowns midfield maestro Teko Modise retires, he wants his career to be on par with that of his role model, the legendary Doctor Khumalo.

Read: ‘Perfect’ send-off for Schut

Modise is well on his way to replicating the career of his football hero after recently winning the PSL Midfielder of the Season award during Sunday's end-of-season gala in Sandton.

And, like Khumalo in 2004, Modise won his one and only PSL winners' medal with Sundowns after years of anguish, while he has already surpassed Khumalo in terms of Bafana caps - 66 compared to 50.

However, the 32-year-old former Bafana Bafana international believes he still has a long way to go and titles to achieve before he can call time on his career, and be considered as much as a legend as Khumalo.

"There is a certain level that I want to see myself when I retire in football and I don't think I'm even near that stage," Modise told Football411.

"So until I reach that stage, I will always want to achieve as many things as I can, because I want to see myself on the level of Doctor Khumalo and I'm very far from being there."

Modise also hailed the influence of Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane after bringing instant success to the club in his two seasons in charge.

"Having a coach that wants to use you it shows he believes in you. So it always drives you to become better, so hopefully next season I can continue playing well," he said.

"He is one of the very best coaches in the country to have coached the team. Most coaches go with the same team and he has done something different so we need to applaud that as well and respect that."

Modise is now aiming to scoop the two major individual PSL honours next term, having seen Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite do just that on Sunday

"I still want to win the Footballer of the Year award, I still want to win Player's Player of the Year," Modise added.

"I want to win the league as well so I need to work hard at training and do well for the team and help the team win more."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  teko modise  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Stellenbosch v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Wits v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Cape Town City v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Highlands Park, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.