- Teko Modise has shed some light on his decision to retire
- He said he experienced pains after each match
- Nevertheless, he said he was confident in the future of Sundowns - especially midfielder Zwane
Teko Modise retired from professional football over the weekend, and on Monday night he spoke at length about his career.
It was his first public discussion since he announced his retirement on Friday.
In the discussion, Modise shared his thoughts on his life and the current state of South African soccer.
Modise said he had realised since he announced his retirement that so many fans and people within professional football loved him and supported him. He said he had received many positive messages after his announcement.
He also thanked coach Pitso Mosimane, as well as Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United.
Additionally, Modise said that Sundowns midfielder Zwane was the next up-and-coming talent to watch in local soccer, according to Sowetan Live. He described Zwane as his "Footballer of the Year".
Modise also shared his optimism that Sundowns would continue to do well in the coming seasons. He said there were several games this season which Sundowns would have won and that they would learn from these mistakes.
Speaking about future seaosns, Modise said that he is still fit enough to compete, but that he had decided to retire because he experiences pains after each match, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
"Retirement was always going to come so I had to be realistic about that‚" he said, Modise said.
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