Pitso: Teko must remain in football


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes Teko Modise will do well as a coach or a pundit.
Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Modise played under Mosimane at SuperSport United, Sundowns and Bafana Bafana but has now announced his retirement from football. He is set to serve Cape Town City in a different capacity next season.
City have shed some light on Modise's new position at the club next season, which will not involve coaching, but Mosimane believes he can become a good coach.
'Jingles' has revealed that Modise never missed a training since he started working with him at the professional level since their days at SuperSport.
"What a fantastic player he was, a maestro. They used to call him 'Navigator'. What a player! I don't think I have had a player like him. A brilliant player," said Mosimane.
"He loves football, that boy loves football. You can say whatever about him, Teko loves football. He doesn't miss training. I don't have any personal issues about what he wrote in his book, whatever, I am beyond that. I am a bigger guy, I must give him respect. He has done exceptionally well."
Mosimane has urged Modise to remain in football because he remains a good role model to children.
"He came to Sundowns, I kept him as captain, I gave him jersey number 10. I gave him respect until he said he wants to go. I didn't chase him. He then went to Cape Town City and served them well also. What an unbelievable player!
"I hope his name stays in football because children look up to him. So he has hung up his boots. I still believe can still play one or two years. He can also be a good coach. His analysis is good. He can be a pundit. The future is bright and he is clever also."