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Teko: It's not all about me

Teko Modise brushes aside poor trophy record and 'cursed' reputation

Posted: 29 November 2012 Time: 11:35 am

Ahead of the Telkom Knockout Final, Mamelodi Sundowns captain Teko Modise has hit back at those who criticise his barren trophy record.

Sundowns take on Bloemfontein Celtic in TKO Final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday. Kick-off is 8.15pm.

Despite winning many personal accolades, 'The General' is yet to win any silverware in his 11 years in the Premiership, but with yet another opportunity to lift a trophy looming, Modise says it is not all about him.

"The win will mean a lot to the team," the Sundowns skipper says. "I mean it is not for me, I'm playing for Sundowns so we need it more – it's not about me.

"As for those who say I've not won anything in my life, it's fine. I've got an opportunity on Saturday and there are still more opportunities as well. Still the League and the Nedbank Cup as well. For me on Saturday it's all about the team."

Modise adds that he would be proud to lead the club to their first trophy since 2008, when they won the Nedbank Cup with Michael Manzini as captain.

"As a captain I've got duties to perform, but as a team we have a duty as well to do well for the team.

"If I'm being part of that team that will make the club proud then I'm happy, irrespective of me being the captain on the day or not. I just want to be part of the team that win the Cup and I just hope this is one of the opportunities I will get and use it.

"I'm excited to play the Cup Final. We have been given an opportunity to play so I'm going to play my heart out.

"The coach [Johan Neeskens] is expecting 100 percent from everyone so it's going to be an exciting game. The pressure is always there, not only in a cup final. Immediately when you sign a contract with Sundowns the pressure is there."

Article by: Ike Khoza

Previous comments on this story...

The Phefeni Boy
posted: 11:40 am
Teko "Google Earth" General" Navigator" Modise...I enjoy watching him play..He is one most gifted players in this country....he is fighting a lone battle at Sundowns.....But I am afraid I don't see him winning the TKO cup..

Siwelele...Hauweeeeeeng Bana!!!!.
Deus was Soccer
posted: 11:40 am
Stop that Shibobo stuff, play football
lindo
posted: 11:43 am
goodluck general u r still my best player in psl, time to prove them wrong
Tshintsha
posted: 11:47 am
Ike Khoza DO YO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST THE ARTICLE! Teko Modise WON AN MTN8 cup GOLD MEDAL WHEN OPFC beat Moroka Swallows!! He was an OPFC player at that time!
ChampMax
posted: 11:48 am
Are you saying you got a chance to win the league Teko?
Cale Man Khalington
posted: 11:48 am
True the general, I think he won mtn in his last season with pirates when they beat swallows, Kickoff please can you do proper research as my guts tell me so, just that Rood krool didnt play him, pity he lost so many finals, including, mtn 8 to sundowns 2008, to Ajax 2009, Telkom knnockout to chiefs 2010 May----2007 mtn 8 to kaizer chiefs so general keep on working hard u r there
Papa--Wash
posted: 11:50 am
This is Teko's time, all the bad luck will be a thing of the past.....Eish even cheeseboy is another skwakwalala boy in the team.
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 11:51 am
If there's one of the big three teams that is guaranteed my support especially in times like this, it's Flops. I will never ever support zebras regardless of the circumstances.

For that to happen I am certain my mother will rise from the grave.
Tshintsha
posted: 11:51 am
To play Teko or NOT TO PLAY HIM, THAT IS THE QUESTION?? Will his CURSE BE THE WINNER, or will Teko's skill WIN IT FOR DOWNS?
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 11:54 am
"As for those who say I've not won anything in my life, it's fine. I've got an opportunity on Saturday and there are still more opportunities as well. Still the League and the Nedbank Cup as well."

Did you say a league as well??...Stop dreaming mr Tatoo. I mean if the 'HEAD DOES NOT LIE " is not expecting any silverware this season..There will be no Rodger cum the end of the season.

KHOSI UNTIL MYENI DECIDE TO BRING BACK MY MUST.
El Kampion
posted: 11:54 am
Teko might have been eluded by cups,but he has a vision as a player and a person,I know him personally

Not lamasimba ase Naturena abo-Katsande who are just happy to play in PSL,no vision whatsoever

Their vision is to share jokes and go eat,that's all

Good luck to Teko and his team,my Bloem buddies hade poois
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 11:55 am
KHOSI UNTIL MYENI DECIDE TO BRING BACK MY MUSK.
lundiz
posted: 11:56 am
This is one of my best players in SA #General# gudluck Sundawana yeyenu lendebe....

#UP THE BUCS#
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 11:57 am
"As for those who say I've not won anything in my life, it's fine. I've got an opportunity on Saturday and there are still more opportunities as well. Still the League and the Nedbank Cup as well. For me on Saturday it's all about the team."

Shame! Soon Nyawana and Cowne will be echoing this statement.
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 11:58 am
When Bucs won the MTN 8 in 2010 against Swallows, Teko was STILL a Bucsw payer even though Krol wasnt selecting him...he only moved to Downs in January 2011...

Yellow I remain
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 11:59 am
Love or hate him, Teko is still the best...the only General...not abo rabubi ooBeyonce

Yellow I remain until Yeye stops celebrating halloween
KOIYOKO
posted: 12:00 pm
Whether you like it or not Teko, Siwelele will prosper come Sat.
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 12:01 pm
"As for those who say I've not won anything in my life, it's fine. I've got an opportunity on Saturday and there are still more opportunities as well. Still the League and the Nedbank Cup as well.\"

I can't see any difference between these two dreams
see below....
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"Ke be ke nyaka go raloka ga botje go ke kgone go impressa technical team ya Totanham hotspurs"
says Tlou Scowlela.
Happy Person
posted: 12:04 pm
Now you crying, Tigers don't cry, Grow up man.
KOIYOKO
posted: 12:06 pm
@ El Kampion

Teko might have been eluded by cups,but he has a vision as a player and a person,I know him personally
Not lamasimba ase Naturena abo-Katsande who are just happy to play in PSL,no vision whatsoever
Their vision is to share jokes and go eat,that's all
Good luck to Teko and his team,my Bloem buddies hade poois _________________________________________________
What makes you think Katsande does not have any vision at all?
Do you know him personally like you claim to know Teko and what's wrong about playing in the PSL?

#Just asking#
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