Teko Modise Explains How He Financially Changed His Life! The former footballer has spoken on his past spending habits.
Teko Modise lived a very lavish lifestyle when he was still a professional footballer. He has explained how he has since changed his ways.
As a player, Dona was one of the best and highest paid players in the PSL. However, his lifestyle was a bit too excessive and he had to make changes.
Modise made significant downgrades in his life, to give him more financial muscle.
“In football, we don’t talk about coping with depression,” he spoke, as per Sunday World.
“I went and bought a car because I was depressed. I felt the need to be loved and accepted.
“A wiser me wouldn’t go and buy material things to make myself feel good. That was a bad decision.
“I thought the financial flexibility I had would fill the void – it was about trying to belong.
“I had no business buying a car that cost me R22 000 a month. But the best education is experience.
“What I had done taught me a lot about finances in general.”
“I made a decision a few years ago that I don’t have to be this superstar that wears branded clothing and drives a certain car because that’s what people expect of me.
“To be honest, that came with playing for City, that move humbled me. I realised I didn’t have to prove anything to anyone, and that’s when I began to make smarter choices.
“Of course, the temptation is there, but I am comfortable with myself now.” He concluded.
Currently, Dona works as a football analyst and brand ambassador. Teko Modise Explains How He Financially Changed His Life!