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Teko Modise Quits African Champions in Search of a New Club

South Africa international Teko Modise, is on a search for new employers after quitting African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

The 34-year-old midfielder ended his near to six-years affair with the Absa Premiership giants on Tuesday after joining them in the summer of 2011, from Orlando Pirates.

Modise’s five-year-deal with The Brazilians was due to run out this Friday prior to the player and the club going their separate ways.

The midfielder found himself down the pecking order of gaffer Pitso John Mosimane’s selection with Alpheus Kekana, Thapelo James Morena, Percy Tau, Themba Zwane, and even Zimbabwe’s Khama Billiat preferred ahead of him.

The 20-time-capped Bafana Bafana star has managed just fifteen overall league cameos, five of those from the starting lineup and nineteen times, getting benched– a far cry from the twenty-seven starts he racked up last campaign.

Announcing the former SuperSport United man’s departure, the current African champs said in a statement: [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Mamelodi Sundowns is grateful to Teko for his many years of loyal service to the club and wishes him everything of the very best.[/perfectpullquote]

“Teko played an important part in the two PSL titles and the CAF Championship as well as the CAF Super Cup which Mamelodi Sundowns won during the past season.”

Modise’s career could perhaps have taken a different dimension in 2009 amid reports of strong interest from Manchester City, Derby County, AC Milan, Birmingham City and Inter Milan but Orlando Pirates’ £4m asking price for a player who’d never played in Europe put off many suitors.

The erstwhile Ria Stars’ attacking player will now be preoccupied with securing a new club before the start of the next season.



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