Cape Town City midfielder Teko Modise has announced his retirement from soccer, with Saturday’s clash against Black Leopards set to be his final game.
The 36-year-old has turned out in the colours of Supersport United, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns before trekking down to the Mother City, and made 66 international appearances for Bafana Bafana.
Having spent two seasons at City, helping them to the MTN 8 trophy in 2018, the club announced his retirement on Friday morning, bringing to an end a career that has spanned close to two decades.
“I knew that one day this day will come and I can say, proudly so, that I have achieved everything that I wanted to achieve as a footballer to hope that in a couple of years from now and someone will be sitting right here and is able to say that they got inspired by my career path,” Modise said in a video shared on Twitter by Cape Town City.
Watch: Teko Modise announces retirement in video below
Modise made his PSL debut in 2002 in the colours of Ria Stars, but would spend the next three seasons in the first division with City Pillars before re-emerging in the top flight with Supersport United.
The skillful midfielder soon caught the eye of Orlando Pirates, where his star rose, winning a host of individual awards to go with the 2010/11 domestic treble achieved with the club.
Following a sour exit from the Buccaneers, Modise joined Mamelodi Sundowns, where he earned more personal accolades, two league titles, three domestic cups, as well as the Caf Champions League trophy in 2016.