Cape Town City midfielder, Teko ‘The General’ Modise has opened up why he decided to move on from Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 34-year-old parted ways with the Brazilians in June this year, where subsequently joined up with Head Coach Benni McCarthy’s City side that following month.
In an exclusive interview in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, The General opened up about why he requested to be released from his contract with the Chloorkop-based club, saying that his lack of game-time was the only reason he left.
“Err… to tell you the truth, I was very happy at Sundowns and, of course you’ve got to face challenges as a footballer. So I faced my challenges at the club and I tried to tackle them as early as possible. My issues had nothing to do with the club or anyone else,” Modise told Soccer Laduma.
“Obviously, I wasn’t playing enough and I had been thinking about my situation for two years. I had to be honest to the club and I told them I don’t want to leave like we’re fighting and I’m just looking out for my personal happiness. I need to make it clear that the only problem I had at Sundowns was lack of game-time – other than that, I was happy with everything in the team. I was happy with the training we were doing and how I improved,” Modise added.
To read the full exclusive interview with Teko Modise, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1040.