Modise rejects Bafana claims


The Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder is one of four players – the others being Sthembiso Ngcobo, Oupa Manyisa and Thabo Matlaba – being investigated for ‘bunking’ national team duty recently.

The four were late call-ups to the Bafana Bafana squad for the trip to Australia and New Zealand, but opted to miss out.

SAFA says correct protocol was not followed, but Modise rejects those claims on his official website.

“I do not understand why people are saying that I did not follow the correct procedure when the team called me up,” he says. “Sundowns undertook that procedure on my behalf and I am sure they followed protocol with SAFA.”

Modise adds: “It is hard to understand the reason behind the masses pointing a finger at me saying I might undergo prosecution. Why aren’t they talking about the other players? 

“As far as I know, my team had talks with SAFA and both parties discussed the situation. There has been no word from the parties at the top about me not following procedure as yet. So it is confusing to hear about such rumours.”