Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Teko Modise has revealed how former teammate Moeneeb Josephs helped him play his best football at the Buccaneers.
Modise and Josephs were teammates at the Buccaneers between 2008 and 2010 – a time when Modise was ruthless in the left-midfielder position and with Josephs distributing the ball to set up the team’s counter-attacks.
Pirates narrowly missed out on the PSL title during the 2008-09 campaign after they finished level on points with SuperSport United.
However, Matsatsantsa had a greater goal difference with 23 to Pirates’ 17 and went on to win the title and be crowned champions for that season.
This was during the 2008-09 campaign that Pirates narrowly missed out on the PSL title as they finished the season level on points with SuperSport United.
‘The General’, as Modise is affectionately known, admits that once he understood Joseph’s mentality, he played a crucial role in helping him win the PSL Footballer of the Season award in 2008 and 2009.
‘I had so much joy playing with Moeneeb,’ Modise told FarPost.
‘I remember the second time when I won the Footballer of the Year, I had a better understanding with Moeneeb.
‘He would tell me what he would do with counter-attacks, where exactly he would put the ball. We had that kind of connection and it became easier for me.
‘He is such a positive character. He is just a bubbly guy.’
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