Former Kaizer Chiefs Siphiwe Mkhonza rubbish Teko Modise’s Claims that Kaizer Chiefs Sent him to convince Modise to Join Kaizer Chiefs.
“Ok, obvious I let it go because I can’t say ‘no, Chiefs didn’t send me’. I think he’s forgotten, I was the one who recruited him to join Jazzman Mahlakgane, the manager – not Chiefs,” Mkhonza told iDiski Times in an exclusive interview.
“One thing that I’ll never, never talk about Chiefs, Chiefs professionalism is one of the best in the country. I think I’ve played for eight teams but I’ve never seen such professionalism.
“I know that it’s also in Sundowns, they are doing so well in that regard of professionalism but Chiefs… Because I’ve played for Chiefs, I know the culture, in terms of professionalism they are number one.
“I was like, ok let me not bash Teko on social media but I can never go and find a player for any club, I’m a professional myself, it doesn’t make any sense.”
Mkhonza confirmed that it was Jazzman, who wanted Mkhonza’s help to convince Modise to joining his camp after he heard that Modise had issues with his agent Alex Bondarenko.
“Yes. Jazzman said to me:”you played with Teko at Ria Stars, can you chat to him?’ Because Teko when Ria Stars was sold, he went to City Pillars, remember,” he explained.
“So the game that I chatted to Teko was Chiefs vs City Pillars, it was a cup game, if I’m not mistaken. It was that ABSA Cup, remember that ABSA cup? So I spoke to Teko and I said ‘no, Teko, Jazzman wants to have a chat with you’.
“That time his manager was Alex Bondarenko. They were having a clash with Alex Bondarenko and Jazzman said ‘speak to Teko, I want him in my stable’.
“Remember, I’m Jazzman’s first player, so some of the players in Jazzman’s stable we spoke. He said, let’s have a meeting with this and this player, that is how most of the players have joined.
“But for me finding a player for Chiefs, ai never, definitely no (laughs).“
Jazzman ended up being Modise’s agent until the day Modise retired from Football.