Cape Town - Recently-retired Teko Modise has
labelled Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Themba Zwane as 'the next big
thing' in South African football.
Zwane has been nominated alongside team-mate Hlompho Kekana and
Orlando Pirates forward Thembinkosi Lorch for the Absa Premiershp
Footballer of the Season and Players' Player of the season.
And Modise rates 'Mshishi' so highly that he believes he is the best
player to come out of the country since Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana
great Doctor Khumalo.
"Zwane does not get the praise he deserves because many do not
realise what he is actually doing in Africa‚ in the league and with the
national team‚" Modise told SowetanLive.
"No other player is contributing the way he is.
"Maybe it is because he doesn’t step on the ball‚ or juggle the ball‚
that people don’t appreciate him as much but I think he is the best
player I’ve seen in South Africa after Doctor Khumalo.
"He knows how to play. He’s my Footballer of the Year and he’s the next big thing."