- The South African football fraternity is divided when it comes to the quality of two legends, Teko Modise and Steven Pienaar
- Some argue that the debate will never end because Modise never played any football outside South Africa while Pienaar spent most of his time playing overseas, so they can't be compared
- Briefly News looks at the reactions from the Mzansi football family as many offered their input and opinions
The South African football family is divided on social media on the quality of former Bafana Bafana stars, Steven Pienaar and Teko Modise. Many argue that the ex-Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates midfielder, Modise, is more worthy of recognition compared to Pienaar.
Some people have pointed out that Modise will never enjoy international status like Pienaar, who played his best football in England.
@PatBafo's tweet has sparked debate in the online community and Briefly News takes a look at the opposing views.
The post from the account holder reads:
“You can take both Teko Modise and Steven Pienaar to any township in South Africa, you will see the reaction of our people towards Teko Modise. The brand Teko Modise has more weight than Steven Pienaar.”
“You can take Teko to England/Netherlands, they will treat him like a sidekick. It goes with where did you make your name bafo.”
"Teko is a local brand while Steve is an international brand, don't insult our intelligence by saying Teko brand has more weight than Pienaar, you will fool 217 fans..”
"Teko is bigger to us at home. Yes, Schillo was a wizard at Goodison Park but Teko pulled monster displays of wizardry week in, week out right in front of us, so we will be biased and love Teko more.”
“Teko is only popular in Mzansi, Steven is a world well-known brand. I have no malice against Teko but you can’t compare umuntu who has been praised by Sir Ferguson so to a local brand. Different levels bafo.”
South Africans share their views
"Our kids identify more with the local players, why I don't know. Probably because most don't watch overseas football.”
"You are correct but you could've given the reason why that is the case, our people who do not have the privilege of watching European football might not have witnessed what Steven Pienaar achieved on European soil..”
“Not a fair comparison.”
Kekana shows off awesome car collection
Taking a glance at other previous sports stories, Briefly News reported that Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana has just collected his eighth Premier Soccer League title and he has good taste when it comes to rides.
‘KK’ has taken to social media to display his collection of flashy cars. Together with his teammate and goalkeeper Denis Onyango, Kekana is a record holder of many league titles in Mzansi.
For Onyango, the big Ugandan keeper was voted as the DStv Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season award for his 15 clean sheets in 25 appearances for Sundowns.
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