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Modise’s Age Shouldn’t Matter For Bafana

Teko Modise is in red hot form and Mamelodi Sundowns are benefiting from the Navigator's best run in years. For the most part in the past couple of seasons, Modise has proven to be one of the country’s best midfielders but is yet to rekindle his Bafana Bafana career.

With the national team going through a rebuilding phase, younger players have been given scope and have rightly deserved their shot in the national team.

Nevertheless, if one of the country’s most iconic stars is at the peak of their powers, albeit much later on in their career, should their age be overlooked for national team duty?

I believe so, because during the time of change, experience from a player who is bang on form can only benefit a budding crop of young players.

Not only could he help elevate the performances of the national team, but his life experiences will rub off on those promising players.

Just before joining Sundowns, Modise experienced a massive decline in form at Orlando Pirates. Leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Google Earth’s performances declined to the point that fans began thinking fame had ultimately gone to his head.

This is just another example of how he could benefit the national team, as discussing these experiences with the younger players could open their eyes and teach them to take their careers seriously.

Do you think Modise should get another shot in the Bafana setup?

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