CAPE TOWN - Cape Town City on Wednesday announced the high-profile capture of former two-time PSL Player of the Season Teko Modise.
The 34-year-old recently parted ways with Mamelodi Sundowns and has been eager to find a club appreciative of what he still has left to offer.
In his negotiation with Modise, City boss John Comitis was always adamant that new coach Benni McCarthy would have the final say on the matter.
Comitis is not the type of owner who hands coaches players without their knowledge and consent.
Modise arrived in the Mother City two days ago to conclude talks with Comitis and McCarthy – and a deal was struck late last night to bring the experienced midfielder, who has also had stints at SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates, to the dynamic new Cape PSL club.
While, at the age of 34, Modise’s legs may be on the wane, City and McCarthy are confident they can eke some good service from the veteran as he winds down his career.
There’s no doubt the new signing has the talent and the credentials. His passing, awareness and all-round game intelligence will be a major asset for the Capetonians.
In addition, with City participating in the CAF Confederations Cup next season, Modise’s continental experience will be invaluable.
City also have a number of promising youngsters coming through, like the highly touted Duncan Adonis, and, in this respect, the club can utilise Modise’s guidance and advice to nurture these burgeoning young players.