Jacana Media is proud to give football fans a chance to honour and celebrate one of their own heroes – of Teko ‘the General’ Modise, easily one of the best footballers South Africa has ever produced. At the height of his career, Modise was playing for Orlando Pirates, driving an Aston Martin and about to make history in the 2010 FIFA World Cup representing South Africa.
On the 28th of November, The Curse Of Teko Modise was launched at Exclusive Books, Rosebank Mall and the event was well attended and supported by soccer legends and coaches including Doctor Khumalo, Brian Baloyi, Mark Williams, Jomo Sono and Shakes Mashaba.
The Curse Of Teko Modise marks a new era for local sports biographies. Not just account of historical facts, this is the story about a boy, a nation and fans of the beautiful game going for their dreams. Detailing his fantastic career, the book also gives readers insight into the shy mid-fielder’s personal life, which is sometime stranger than fiction.
On the football field, Teko’s contribution, class and character will always be memorable. Teko Modise slowly changed from being just another talented young footballer to becoming an iconic and colossal brand and he did it all with guts and determination and by standing on his own two feet. They just don’t make footballers like Teko anymore. The Curse Of Teko Modise retails for R206.