The football star says he bought the Aston Martin DB9 when he was bored and didn’t know what do after the World Cup.
He reveals how he spent R22 000 a month on a R2 million car he bought and used to drive to training, which caused problems at Orlando Pirates.
The current Cape Town City player says he purchase the luxury car using bank finance and that it was a mistake. “I didn’t buy an Aston Martin cash. It was a bad move. I was paying R22 000 per month for the car. It was bad. It was a bad move. I was spending so much money on a car,” he says.
TimesLive quoted Modise who spoke at the launch of his book at The Mall of Rosebank as saying that his friends agreed with his decision, as he was buying them food.
“There was an advert that there was an Aston Martin for sale. I went to buy it. People saw it at Nike Centre in Soweto,” he said.
The book alleges Modise’s relationship with Pirates had gone sour because of blocked moves overseas and the player turning to drink. He aggravated the situation by driving the luxury car to training sessions.
“Teko added to his problems with the club by driving the car to an Orlando Pirates training session‚” reads The Curse of Teko Modise (Jacana Media).
“The relationship between Teko and the club was already difficult at this stage‚ and the sight and sound of a DB9 rolling into the parking lot with Teko inside was guaranteed to ruffle feathers.
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“It wasn’t long before he was called into the head office. ‘You can’t drive that car to training‚’ the officials told him. ‘The other players will see that and think that we are paying you too much; it won’t be long before they all come around demanding higher salaries.’”
The book also described how a team doctor at Mamelodi Sundowns convinced the player after his move to that club to downgrade his lifestyle‚ big house and cars‚ and how that had an influence on Modise’s career revival.
Modise’s agent, Jazzman Mahlakgane‚ is also credited with having repeatedly curbed the player’s high-living tendencies.
Additional reporting by TimesLive