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Teko Player Profile

Teko Player Profile
Full Name: Tsholofelo Modise
Date of Birth:Dec 22, 1982 (Age 33)
Place of Birth:Soweto
Nationality: South Africa
Height:174 cm.
Weight:70 Kg.
Squad Number:10
Teko Modise - South Africa (Getty Images)
A marvel to watch, PSL Footballer of the Year for 2007-08 Teko Modise is a key Bafana Bafana player who possesses the ability to unlock opposition defences. Blessed with pace, creativity, skill, and an eye for goal, the midfield maestro knows too well that many South African fans have their hopes pinned on him for World Cup glory.   

Modise made his top-flight debut with SuperSport United after being spotted playing second-tier football by current South African assistant coach Pitso Mosimane. After just one season he left United for Orlando Pirates in a move that proved to be a masterstroke for his career.  

Since breaking into the Bafana Bafana set-up less than two years ago, Modise has rapidly grown into a key figure in the side's attacking arsenal. His combination with Steven Pienaar in the middle of the park has produced favourable results in past matches, but of late the pressure to be one of the better performers has undermined his ability to shine for the national team. His talent remains however, and it is hoped that he will come to the party and perform in 2010.

Did you know?

Modise was recently appointed ambassador by global company McDonald's for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also the ambassador for Coca-Cola, Nike, Telkom and Samsung.