Legendary former Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise who was arguably one of the finest midfielders of his generation is serving it up on a plate for the youth to follow by offering weekly motivational videos series #MotivationMonday that offer beacon of hope for aspiring footballers to never give up on their goal of making it to the top.
Modise nicknamed “The General” by his legion fans for dictating play was capped 66 times for Bafana Bafana talks about the travails and traps that wanna be footballers need to be prepared for as well as avoid to make it to the top.
In the short video clips below, Teko the man who hails from Kasi (townships) shows that one does not need to be from a rich background or well up in life but need tenacity of resilience and perseverance to overcome adversity to make it to the better life where they can express their talent and be paid for it.
Modise who is now the Executive Public Relations Officer at Cape Town City, the last he played for is indeed involving football stakeholders especially the youth in novel ways by offering a shoulder to lean on as they meander through the sport fast lane and aim at being professional footballers.
In one of the video series, he explains how his Premier Soccer League break through and debut only came at the late age of 25 whilst offering hope to the young footballer who features in the video and wants to give up at the tender age of 21 because football clubs are overlooking his talent but Modise urges him to remain focussed on his ultimate goal.
Several fans have come in appreciation of the good work that Modise is up to in directing the youth who inevitable are the future with some openly confessing that if they had got the advice Modise is dishing out at an early age they could have made good with their careers.
By Gerald Dandah