Mamelodi Sundowns are yet to decide on the immediate future of their veteran midfielder, Teko Modise.
‘The General’, as he is fondly known in Mzansi football, has been instrumental to the success of the Chloorkop-based club, since joining the team from Orlando Pirates in 2011.
After contributing some of his best professional footballing years to Sundowns, the Brazilians are yet to make a decision about whether or not the 34-year-old will be donning the Ka Bo Yellow colours in the new 2017/18 campaign.
As reported in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Modise’s contract is set to expire at the end of the current 2016/17 season, however, Masandawana has an added one-year option on his deal and unconfirmed reports have revealed that the option is yet to be exercised.
The player’s representative has since confirmed that there is an option on Modise’s contract.
“Yes, Teko is still contracted to Mamelodi Sundowns and the club still has an added option,” Mahlakgane told Soccer Laduma.
Should Masandawana opt against exercising the one-year option, The General will be able to leave on a free at the end of the 2016/17 campaign and there is no doubt that many of Masandawana’s PSL rivals will be keen on the veteran’s services.
The Siya crew has been well informed that clubs have been keeping a close eye on Modise’s situation and it remains to be seen whether Sundowns will risk losing a player of his caliber to one of their PSL rivals, or, if The General will indeed form part of the club’s plans for the 2017/18 season.