Modise: Hope is not lost


Modise, one of the most celebrated players of the last decade, won four domestic trophies (two Absa Premiership, one Telkom Knockout and one Nedbank Cup) with his former side Mamelodi Sundowns, but they could not achieve success in the MTN8.

In fact, he was on the losing side when Sundowns were defeated by Bidvest Wits at Mbombela Stadium last season.

The veteran midfielder was not in the match day squad when Orlando Pirates beat Soweto rivals Moroka Swallows in the 2010 MTN8 final.

Modise, however, is determined to win the top eight trophy and says there's still a chance for him to win it next year. 

“Anything is possible. It’s football and there's still next season again,” said Modise, who is hoping City can finish higher than the third place they achieved in the Absa Premiership last season.

“For us to do that we need to finish higher this season, so we need to focus now and be better.”

'Donadoni', who joined City at the beginning of the season, had a good game in central midfield on Saturday against SuperSport United, a clear sign that he is getting back to his best. He was replaced by Roland Putsche in the 65th minute.

Modise felt the game was there for the taking for City, but they could not convert the chances they created.

“The game was actually open and I feel we should've won,” he added.

“SuperSport were just catching us on the counter-attack. They put more numbers forward. We were actually the ones who had opportunities to hurt them but we didn't utilise the chances. 

“As I said earlier on, it is a game of football; if you don't score you are not going to win the game.”