CAF Champions League winner Teko Modise has shared his thoughts on what South Africa’s top flight can learn from the Multichoice Diski challenge.
Last month, the MDC hosted the a derby festival on 14 and 15 January with the likes of the Soweto, Tshwane and Cape Town derby attracting masses of passionate supporters to the stadium.
Speaking to Soccer Laduma, Modise revealed his opinions on why he thinks that the MDC is attracting more crowd support at stadiums than the Premier Soccer League.
“A PSL ticket is not just R40. It also includes the taxi, the food etcetera. For me, the standard of the PSL has gone up. It is run properly now. But the supporters coming to the stadiums does not justify this. From a pictures’ point of view, it looks bad,” the 34-year-old told the Siya crew.
“Look at a big team like us. We won the CAF Champions League, but if we had to play at home tomorrow you would think we never won anything. So there is something that supporters have an issue with, but no one is listening to them, hence we find so many supporters in the MDC, not because it’s free. There is something happening there that the supporters want to see in the PSL, but nobody is listening.
“The supporters are the ones who make the sport beautiful. It’s good for advertisers too. In fact, it’s good for everyone if supporters are there. There is something that the MDC is doing right that the senior teams need to learn from,” he added.
To read the full feature with Teko Modise, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1008.