Former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise enjoyed a fabulous career, but decided to hang up his boots on May 11, 2019. After exactly a year, Briefly.co.za takes a look at his amazing career.
Former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise had a huge impact on South African football and was one of the most decorated players.
However, on May 11, 2019, the talented midfielder decided to call it a day and played his final match for Cape Town City.
Modise's professional career started in the lower leagues with Ria Stars and City Pillars, where he also won the Golden League Player of the Season award.
It proved to be the start of great things, as he was soon snapped up by SuperSport United. After just one season there, Orlando Pirates came calling.
Modise won a host of personal accolades at the Buccaneers, including PSL Footballer of the Year as well as the SAFA Footballer of the Year.
Many Pirates fans still rue the fallout between Modise, Chairman Irvin Khoza and former coach Ruud Krol, as it paved the way for a transfer to Mamelodi Sundowns.
After a fantastic career at the highest level, Modise hung up his boots at his final club, Cape Town City.
The club honoured the footballing legend on the first anniversary of his retirement with a lovely social media post.
Pawala Janyan (@pawalajanyan) said,
"Teko The General - One of my best South African players. Saw him during my last visit to SA at Sundowns Penthouse; it was a great moment for me."
Andile (@Andile04540238) added,
"The legend, we'll never forget him in the history books of South African Football."
Gio (@Dips_Gio_Kg) said,
"Tsholofelo.. One of best creative midfielder to have ever played the beautiful game."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that it often took something special to beat Khune from long range, while in his prime as the Amakhosi and Bafana Bafana number one.
However, Modise got the better of him with an unbelievable strike from range.
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