Absa Premiership

Modise: No need to panic

2014-08-13 12:36
Teko Modise (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Teko Modise has urged Mamelodi Sundowns' fans not to panic and continue supporting the team despite a poor start to the season.

Read Here: Niang targets Ajax scalp

Modise took to his official website to voice his concerns about the season ahead as well as their fans calling for Pitso Mosimane to be sacked.

“Look one must keep in mind that the supporters are so passionate that they panic too soon when things are not turning out as expected. Yes, we lost our first match in the MTN 8 competition and drew the opening fixture, but there is no need to panic,” said Modise.

“It is very disappointing to us as well. It raises a concern amongst the players and the supporters alike. The important thing to note is that it is still only the beginning of the season. Teams plan their routes and not all of them will play out exactly as they plan them.

The former Orlando Pirates midfielder reveals that The Brazilians did not plan to get eliminated from the MTN8 Cup in order to focus on retaining the PSL title but knows that retaining it is first priority.

“The coach’s plan was for us to challenge in all competitions and then win those we can. We are working hard and still in progress. A team has to have focus on what is most important and at the moment it is to defend the PSL title and have a good shot at the CAF Champions League.

“The MTN 8 is one domestic trophy in a list of a few to come. There is only one PSL title and there is only one CAF trophy. I think judging by that, it is clear that a team can make history by defeating great teams in a bigger scale like Africa or being champions of the PSL.”

Read Here: High hopes for new league

“I am not saying we are only aiming for those two honours only. We are looking to do well in all competitions but we want to make history as well. Sundowns supporters must give not only the coach but the team a chance to make them proud. A little patience will not do any harm. We are a team in the building process. Good times are still to come,” Modise concluded.

The Brazilians are up against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday, August 13 at 19:30.

Can Sundowns retain the ABSA Premiership title?  

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  teko modise  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

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
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.