Modise: Mamelodi Sundowns gave me my best years in football

Modise has explained that despite his Masandawana departure, he still believes he can be an influential player at the highest level

Teko Modise parted ways with Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday after it became clear that he was never going to get the regular game time he's looking for under Pitso Mosimane.

Modise spent over six years at Chloorkop, accumulating several major trophies along the way, but the 33-year-old admits that winning his first ever Premier Soccer League (PSL) trophy during the 2013/2014 season was his greatest achievement yet.      

"It's that first trophy," Modise told The Sowetan. "That was my greatest achievement at Sundowns; to win a first trophy when people said I was cursed, [and] that I would never win anything," Modise added.

The former Orlando Pirates midfielder found game time hard to come by in recent seasons as he was restricted to mere cameo appearances, but following his departure, he believes that he can still play an important role at another team.

"I still have the passion to play, but I'm also realistic. I haven't played much in the past season and it's understandable because the team was doing well,” Modise said.

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"I honestly want to go where I can play regularly because age is no longer on my side. I don't want to retire on the bench. People know Teko (Modise) as a footballer, and that's what I want to be remembered as," Modise expressed.

Nonetheless, Modise remains mum on his immediate future.

"I'm still absorbing the fact that I'm no longer a Sundowns player. If I were to start talking about my next destination, it would seem as if I've been talking to them in bad faith. The truth is they gave me my best years and I'll always be thankful for that," Modise concluded.