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The Sundowns midfielder took advantage of the Cosafa Cup tournament back in 2007, and he went on to become a Bafana star

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Teko Modise has urged his club teammates to take the ongoing Cosafa Cup tournament seriously if they hoping to receive Bafana call-ups in future.

Modise made a name for himself during the 2007 edition of the Cosafa Cup, and he never looked back as he commanded a regular place in the Bafana starting line-up until after the 2009 Confederation Cup in South Africa.

“The Cosafa tournament is a serious tournament and should not be taken lightly. Look what it did for me back in 2007.

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“If the guys go out there and have a good tournament, they could rubber stamp their names on the national team set up like I did,” Modise told the Sundowns website.

After helping Bafana win the Cosafa Cup in 2007, Modise went on to win several individual accolades in the PSL, including back-to-back Footballer of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009.

The 30-year-old Modise was also part of the Bafana squad that competed in the 2010 Fifa World Cup on home soil.

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Amongst other Sundowns players who were discovered in the Cosafa Cup include Katlego Mphela, Zimbabwean international Cuthbert Malajila and Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.

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