Modise frustrated by cup capitulation from Downs
TEKO Modise's quest for an elusive cup medal will have to wait again until later in the season after Mamelodi Sundowns crashed out of the MTN8, leaving their captain visibly frustrated after Sunday's defeat at the hands of Moroka Swallows.
"It's very disappointing. We can't be talking about this same thing year after year," said Modise in a clear reference to the inevitable question about a lack of personal silverware in an otherwise stellar career. The playmaking midfielder who Johan Neeskens has built his Sundowns side around, has been one of the leading figures in South African football over the past decade but has no winner's medal of any description.
His achievements include twice being named the best player of the PSL season and captaining Bafana Bafana.
Modise had high hopes of breaking his duck in the MTN8 this year but that all came to a sticky end at Dobsonville on Sunday.
"We had the game in our hands but conceded two silly goals yet again and made it difficult for ourselves to come back," said the 29-year-old, who scored a wonder goal from a free-kick in the first half, but only after the Brazilians had gone 3-0 down.
"We need to now look at ourselves. We need to come back positively."