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Mahlakgane explains Teko's situation

Mahlakgane explains Teko's situation

Posted: 31 July 2009 Time: 1:09 pm

Since the end of the Confederations Cup, the nation has been dying to know if Teko Modise will eventually leave Orlando Pirates for an overseas team.

“We have a proposal from a La Liga team, but there are factors to consider,” that’s word from his business manager, Jazzman Mahlakgane.   In essence, Mahlakgane has a message for everyone calling for Teko to move to Europe.   “It is never about me,” he says. “I had an offer from France for Itumeleng Khune and I had one from a team in Turkey for Siphiwe Tshabalala, both in black and white. I sat both players down and they both told me that they didn’t mind playing one more season in the PSL and move after the World Cup. I have my players’ interests at heart and it is never about me making money out of the deals,” Mahlakgane tells KickOff.com.   “Last week Friday I received an e-mail from a Spanish team and we are waiting for their formal offer in black and white and we will take it from there. Pirates are prepared to let Teko go, but what KICK OFF readers must understand is that Teko’s situation has changed.   “He has a wife now, who is pregnant! He got married just a week ago and that means he doesn’t only take decisions as a footballer, but also as a family man. I met him two days ago and he suggested things I can’t disclose now, but we will engage Pirates on those suggestions,” he continues.   Mahlakgane is also at pains trying to explain that Teko doesn’t really have to go overseas. “Whoever is saying Teko must go, they must consider two things; one, Teko didn’t have a great Confed Cup tournament and two, what he needs now is game time and I don’t care who says what!   “He needs to get his confidence back and if he moves, then he will need at least a year that side trying to acclimatise and a lot will be lost in that period. That could be the beginning of an end for him! I cannot, and I’m talking as his business manager with his best interests at heart, that if he makes the 2010 World Cup squad; he cannot afford another poor tournament.   “I appreciate what the opinion makers and the readers are saying, but ultimately I will be the one responsible for whatever happens to Teko’s career. So I need to be careful as to where he must play his football, because what he needs is game time and if an overseas move doesn’t happen now, all will not be lost,” Mahlakgane says.   “Are people suggesting that a two-time PSL Footballer of the Year must go to Israel? No, we need a good offer for Teko and he will make up his mind considering the factors I have mentioned already and that will also depend on whether Pirates accept the interested team’s offer, if say the Spanish do make an offer. Rather play for a small team in a big League, but like I said, if Teko doesn’t move to Europe now, all is not lost,” Mahlakgane wraps it up.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:21 pm
WE NEED MORE AGENTS LIKE HIM,NOT THE MAKAABS OF THIS WORLD WHO R ONLY INTEREST IN ENRICHING THEMSELVES.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JAZZMAN!
Anonymous
posted: 01:40 pm
Kanti oTeko is married??
Anonymous
posted: 01:43 pm
well said baba.
Anonymous
posted: 01:51 pm
Jazzman you're the best.
Anonymous
posted: 01:53 pm
"two-time PSL Footballer of the Year" sis maan. This is what i hate about these pie-rats shennanigans and Khoza. The fact of the matter Jazzman is that Teko never deserved this accolade in the first place. If he was truelly that footballer of the year he would be oversees now. Overseas teams cannot be fulled, they may have seen this prema dona that this season he did nothing but that he played for the club owned by PSL chairman. By the way who were the judges in those awards? Ja! This guy will retire at pie-rats and that's that.

Sika Bopha
Anonymous
posted: 01:53 pm
I am really sorry for you...Scorpion...that Teko is married. Seeing how shocked and devastated your reaction to the news;it must be a very difficult time for you.
Anonymous
posted: 01:55 pm
Please don't fool us here, could our best players not be good enough for bigger teams, why should they always make a via through micky-mouse countries first, we should also remember that our dearly celebrated Teko is not experienced enough not long ago he was an ammature and all of a sudden he is a super star, when he was called upon to deliver for his country (Confed cup) we all know what happened, good player he is but is he selleble overseas, why are Masses' and Ronaldos' of this world don't go for trials and yet our players go through that nonsese if they are world class, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT is the answer, our international players are still taught basic football at BAFANA BAFANA camps. So the explanations you give us are accepteble but are they truthfull?
Anonymous
posted: 01:58 pm
Teko is just overrated because when he is off form, he cannot create a single opportunity. In fact he contributed on Bafana's losses in Confed Cup because the coach has a lot of faith to him. I'll wait and see which Spanish team is interested if not Vietnam or Israel.
Anonymous
posted: 01:59 pm
I agree with this agent 100% but Teko has proved to be just an ordinary player when he plays against the best, i feel that the overseas move might help him
Anonymous
posted: 02:04 pm
jazzman i have to praise you man, you one of a kind. i wish alota agents wud be like you
Anonymous
posted: 02:05 pm
Thanx Mr editor for bringing us to speed with this info.
having read this i understand why Mr Modise is still around, but then again its good for our country to have plyers playing abroad leading to 2010. the reason why maybe we couldn't win the confed was the lack of interntional experience from our local players and not saying they not good enough, Teko is the Best but he was found wanting during the confed and his agent also admit to this and that is bcos of international exp. con you imagine having teko and tshabalala playing in the top league and combining with Steven in the national team.
i'm sorry but i don't see how teko will set the 2010 alight while still playing in the country.
the reason why they don't wanna leave is bcos of the world cup, fair!!!!! cos they scared to compete for places aboard cos they lazy. if they believe they are good then they should go abroad and compete with the best and come back and say they are the best.
Anonymous
posted: 02:08 pm
since i started following soccer it is for the first time i hear an agent talking sense.
Anonymous
posted: 02:13 pm
This is disgusting! Two-time PSL Footballer who never deserved the accolade. Now Jazzman is conned by this and thinks he has the best player at international level. the point is he plays for a club owned by PSL chairman. Can you see the connection now? Overseas clubs could not be fooled by this. The saw in the Confederations Cup that this player is just a prima dona and overated. This is not Teko's problem but the people who are around him who want him to believe that he deseves something that he actually does not. SOMEBODY STOP THIS KHOZA shennanigans.

Sika Bopha
Anonymous
posted: 02:14 pm
You said it all as a matter of fact, Teko didn't have a good tournament. He needs more international exposure , the fact that is not featured against the likes of Man city or Mancester doesn't do him a favour! He is a two time PSL player of the season by fluck or luck but never deserve it! The fact that there is not even a single offer from Europe in black and white prove that I'm spot on. Give him a seasonor two inthe PSL and see what I'm talking about!
Anonymous
posted: 02:19 pm
No seriously, its been a while since I've heard an agent keeping it real like Jazzman. Besides Im convinced the value of all da abovementioned playas value, incl Modise, will increase afta da World Cup.
Mystique
posted: 02:20 pm
Thanks for the info Jazz. I wish u well on your marriage bro.
Gold & Black lamborghini
posted: 02:25 pm
rubb!sh..... he jst afraid of competition thats all... Parker & KG ar prepared to fight coz they know gore their gud. Teko wont make it in Europe includin Isreal. He will remain psl material.... I MUST SAY : NICE EXCUSE THOU!!!
Anonymous
posted: 02:29 pm
Teko dont have an offer simple as that. where ever have you seen a an Agent refusing a deal because of "having players interest at heart"? This guy is the one who sent jabu to Austria, then what leadue is that? is it not equivalant to Isreal? The only reason for Teko not to get offers is the confed cup perfomances.
Anonymous
posted: 02:35 pm
SO THIS JAZZMAN ALSO REPRESENTS KHUNE AND TSHABALALA...NHHH..I THINK THIS GUY IS ON A MISSION TO DESTROY TEKO AND I SUSPECT HEZ WORKING TOGETHER WITH BOBBY MOTAUNG TO GET TEKO OUT OF THE NATIONAL TEAM SO THAT YENDE CAN BE SELECTED, HAHHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAAHA
Anonymous
posted: 02:35 pm
Jah! Jazzman u r 100% right. But I am afraid that what happened 2 Vilakazi may also happen to Teko. Please don't wait too long to send the boy abroad that must be his last season at least. Anyway congra to your marriege you r a marriege type of person unlike abao Steve lekoelea
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