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Cape Town City midfielder Teko Modise announces his retirement from professional football. Send your messages to Dona Doni in the comments 💙#ThankYouTeko#NewChapterBegins pic.twitter.com/8Gwe9lx2z4
Teko Modise has called time on his career.
The news came on Friday morning, with his club Cape Town City making the announcement with a video on their Twitter account.
Modise is regarded as one of the best midfielders the country has seen.
He was the engine when he played for Orlando Pirates and then Mamelodi Sundowns.
As a Buccaneer, he won the PSL Player of the Year on more than one occasion, and was set to make a move overseas, but that didn't materialise.
He then joined Masandawana, where he helped them win the league.
His final club would be Cape Town City, where he will end his glittering career.
"Going to training today was different, even though I took used the same route that I take every day.
"When I got there, I didn't know whether to laugh, smile or cry. I always wanted to be a footballer, a professional footballer. It was the only place where I am happy," an emotional Modise explained.
The Cape side face Black Leopards in their final game of the season on Saturday.