Pitso Mosimane holds no grudge against Teko Modise ahead of Cape Town City showdown

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Having been influential in Modise’s rise to prominence, Mosimane holds no grudge against the legendary midfielder

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane does not see any reason why he should not shake hands with Cape Town City’s Teko Modise when the two sides lock horns in midweek.

“Why not? He has done nothing wrong to me. I only want to remain with the good memories I had with him,” Mosimane responded to Timeslive when quizzed about their meeting.

In his book titled ‘The Curse of Teko Modise’, the latter made damming revelations where he stated he wasn’t on speaking terms with Mosimane for two years at the Brazilians.

“I saw the goals he scored, the passes he made, he is a legend - a very good footballer and talent,” Mosimane said.

Given the impact he has had on the 34-year-old’s career, Mosimane is pleased that ‘The Navigator’ managed to write a good story for himself on the pitch.

“I am happy that I was part of his story with him from the beginning to the end and it is a good story. He will tell you that I never said he must go and I never said his contract must not be renewed,” Mosimane said.

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‘Jingles’ is of the opinion that had Modise stayed at Sundowns, he would have earned a legendary status similar to that of Surprise Moriri.

“I always told you in the media that as long as he was at Sundowns, he will remain like Surprise Moriri or any other legend of the club. He opted to go. He wanted game time and he was right because he was not playing here and why must he stick around?" he asked.

“It was very difficult for him because Tiyani Mabunda has got quick and strong legs. Hlompho Kekana is still in the space and I play two in midfield. So, it was a little bit of a difficult situation. He was right to go and play elsewhere,” Mosimane said.