Retired South African professional footballer Teko Modise seems to have made peace with his estranged father, Steve Sekgaila.
“Never thought I would actually say this, never mind posting the only picture I have of us, forgiveness is important for peace, sanity and growth…my dad.” – Teko Modise reflected on the efforts he made to work on their bond. Teko said forgiveness was important in his journey to finding peace.
In the past, the former Cape Town City midfielder opened up about how his father tried to reconcile with him through SABC1 reality show, Khumbul’ekhaya, years after kicking him out, at the age of eight, because of his love for soccer.
In his memoir, The Curse of Teko Modise, the soccer star revealed that he lived on the streets after being abandoned by his father. At the height of his career, his father came searching for him, but he wasn’t interested in reconciliatio
Modise was quoted by TimesLIVE as saying: “”My dad knows where my family stays. If he wants to see me he must organise a meeting with the family. He can’t just get hold of me on television now that I am Teko Modise. These were issues that we could have solved privately.”
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.