Modise hopes to end cup drought

Mamelodi Sundowns Captain Teko Modise is ready to play his heart out in the Telkom Knockout.

JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns Captain Teko Modise says the Telkom Knockout final against Bloemfontein Celtic is a perfect chance for him to finally grab the winner's medal.

Modise has never won silverware with any of his previous teams, despite twice being named player of the season.

He says he will give his all to get his maiden championship trophy.

“I’m excited to play a cup final. We’ve been given an opportunity to play, so I’m going to play my heart out. The coach is expecting 100 percent from everybody, so it’s going to be an exciting game.”

Modise says he expects Celtic to field a totally different side to the one they beat 1-0 in a league match last week.

“We all know the guys that didn’t play and they’re going to field them.”

Modisa says despite having to wait so long for another shot at silverware, he is putting his team's ambitions ahead of his own.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the team. I know I haven’t won anything in the last three, but there’s a chance to change that on Saturday and the league is still available.”

Meanwhile, Katlego Mphela is back at training following an injury.

However, Brazilians coach Johan Neeskens says it is too early to play him on Saturday.

The game starts at 8:15pm at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)