Absa Premiership

Modise loving life as a Citizen

2017-12-22 13:30
Teko Modise (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite having battled injury since moving to the Mother City, Teko Modise says he is thrilled to be part of the Cape Town City setup.

Modise, who turns 35 on Friday, joined the Citizens on a free transfer from Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of this season. 

Injuries have curtailed his progress to a degree, but he has still managed five starts and four substitute appearances in the league, scoring once. He's also made three cup appearances.

For the former Bafana Bafana player, the move has been more than about just game-time, as he's excited to be part of what he feels is a worthwhile project and has been sold on club boss John Comitis' vision for the club. 

"I've seen and spoken to John about the passion that he has and the city in terms of football. It's very encouraging," he told KickOff

"Those are the types of people I want to be around, people who are ambitious and want to see other people succeed and John has that mentality. 

"I want to be part of this for as long as I can, even without playing. I want to see Cape Town City as one of the most recognised teams." 

'The Navigator' admits there are challenges in playing for a team far from home, but is taking those in his stride. 

"The challenges like the weather; it's a windy place, other than that it's the same. Gauteng has also more football facilities unlike Cape Town – here we struggle to play friendly matches on good pitches.

 

"But in Gauteng there are always facilities and there are always teams available for friendly matches.

 

"Other that if your mind is set up straight and right to move to a new environment, you find comfort and discomfort. I have joined a great team that has been run like a family. It’s a good environment to be in."

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