Welcome to The Carwash with Teko Modise and Sean Roberts! Together with our host, Sloo Phaho, we discuss the week in local football before previewing the weekend’s matches.
In our variety talk show, we cover all of the leading football stories of the week. Don't miss our feature segments like ‘This Week In Football History’, ’10 Quickfire Questions’, ‘International News Desk’ and more!
Has Khune Silenced The Haters?
Kaizer Chiefs earned their spot in the CAF Champions League quarter-final, thanks in large part to goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's second half heroics against Horoya AC. The 2-2 scoreline doesn't do his performance justice, but his trademark acrobatic shot-stopping has earned 'Itu' shining praise this week, which he's needed in a difficult campaign.
In the latest episode of the SL Podcast's "The Carwash" with former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise & former Ajax Cape Town goalie Sean Roberts, both Modise and Roberts back Khune to secure a new deal, with the only question being his wages. In the full show, the crew also break down the latest Chiefs transfer news and debate whether VAR is necessary for the modern game.
SAFA's Internal Crisis, Chippa's Challenges & More!
The South African Football Association (SAFA) are at a crossroads following Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the recent sacking of former national team head coach Molefi Ntseki and Neil Tovey vacating his role as technical director in July 2020. The organisation is left with an internal leadership crisis ahead of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and appears to be struggling to find individuals suited for the job.
In the latest episode of the SL Podcast's "The Carwash", former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise & former Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Sean Roberts raise concerns over SAFA's inability to find suitable candidates for the vacant positions, suggesting that nobody with the ability and qualifications to handle the role actually wants to take the job. In the full show, Modise & Roberts also discuss the controversial situation unfolding at Chippa United, with the recent dismissal of former coach Dan Maselela, the hiring, and sacking of under-fire coach Luc Eymeal and poor form in the DStv Premiership.
There Are Ghosts In The Bafana Setup...
With Bafana Bafana's recent failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, failing to earn a point against Sudan, who earned their spot with a 2-0 win over RSA, questions have been raised over the national team setup. SAFA have already fired coach Molefi Ntseki, but many believe that problems run far deeper than that, with some suggesting that the root issue exists in Bafana's administration, development, and overall vision.
Former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise, who has represented the national team at the 2008 AFCON and 2010 FIFA World Cup among other competitions, has called for a complete overhaul of the national team setup. Speaking on the SL Podcast's "The Carwash", Modise stated, "We can't have quick fixes with coaches when the problems are still there behind the scenes. We have ghosts in the Bafana setup, and guys who have been there since Mandela was in jail. We need to change the system and think of the future 5-10 years from now, not just the 2022 World Cup."
"The System Is Designed For Us To Fail"
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has an unfortunate history of players going broke after retirement, due to poor financial planning during their careers and the expensive lifestyles that many former stars struggled to maintain. There have been waves of calls over the years for the PSL and individual clubs to make more of an effort to prepare players for life after football, with many calling for more focus on financial literacy and education for footballers. Former Mamelodi Sundowns & Orlando Pirates midfielder Teko Modise has now echoed this sentiment.
Speaking on the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, Modise argued that players face an uphill battle because of the way wages are negotiated in the league. He states “The system is designed for us to fail. Players only start to earn proper salaries when they start to peak around 27-28. Then they tell you to retire at 32. That’s not enough to sustain you through retirement.” In the full show, ‘The General’ and former Ajax Cape Town & Downs goalie Sean Roberts also break down Kaizer Chiefs’ expiring contracts and discuss local coaches flourishing in local football this season.
"I Had Opportunities To Play For Chiefs"- Teko Modise
Former Mamelodi Sundowns & Orlando Pirates midfielder Teko Modise enjoyed a legendary Premier Soccer League (PSL) career, winning back-to-back PSL Player of the Season awards with the ‘Bucaneers’ and capturing two league titles with ‘Masandawana’. The only ‘Big Three’ club which Modise hasn’t played for is Kaizer Chiefs, although there had been rumours linking ‘The General’ with a move to Naturena over the years. In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, Modise confirms that he had various opportunities to join Amakhosi, but they never materialised.
Discussing the failed transfer during the show, Modise reveals “The first time I had the chance to play for [Chiefs] was when I was still with City Pillars. I had been in contact with Bobby. Chiefs is the only club that I can say I waited for. I ended up joining SuperSport United. There are actually three times when I had opportunities to play for Chiefs.” In the full show, the former Bafana Bafana star discusses each time he could’ve moved to Naturena, and the crew debate Kaizer Chiefs’ termination of Siphelele Nthangase, preview the Soweto Derby, and more!
Roberts: 'This Is Going To Change African Football'
With Mamelodi Sundowns owner & mining businessman Patrice Motsepe set to take over as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president on Friday, South African football pundits and commentators have been debating how his rapid ascent to power could change the landscape of football on the continent. CAF has earned infamy for corruption, and with a changing of the guard, many have found hope in Motsepe’s vision for African football which includes rooting out mismanagement and attracting interest from all corners of the globe.
In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper gave his thoughts on Motsepe’s imminent unopposed election stating “This is going to change African football. If you look at what he’s done with Mamelodi Sundowns, we can only wait and see what he can do as CAF president.” Motsepe reportedly has the backing of former presidential candidates such as Senegal FA boss Augustin Senghor, Jacques Anouma from the Ivory Coast as well as Ahmed Yahya from Mauritania. It has even been reported that the aforementioned candidates were convinced to back Motsepe by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
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