Is Modise football’s Good Luck Chuck?
Teko Modise’s cup drought continues, following Mamelodi Sundowns’ 1-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic in the Telkom Knockout final. Virtually surrendering the cup to Siwelele means it’s another cup duck for the midfield maestro.
Being a football fan, I took time out to watch some movies on Sunday as there were no games that appealed to me and - boom - one of the movies I watched reminded me of Teko’s nightmare.
Like Doctor Charlie Logan in the movie ‘Good Luck Chuck’, who had never experienced true love despite having had a number of girlfriends over the years, Modise is also yet to experience cup victory despite playing for a number of the country’s big clubs.
After an announcement by one of his ex-girlfriends at her wedding, Charlie got a reputation as being a good luck charm. Every woman he had slept with went on to meet and marry her dream man immediately afterwards.
This seems to be the case with Modise. Every team that he played for in top flight football went on to collect silverware immediately after his departure.
Upon his departure from SuperSport United to join Orlando Pirates, Matsantsantsa went on to win three back to back league titles. He then left Pirates for Sundowns and the mighty Bucs collected six trophies in two seasons.
In the movie, Charlie didn't want to be seen as a stepping stone for women, which is how they ended up treating him once he gained this reputation as a lucky charm. He wanted true love. Teko surely hates being referred to as the stepping stone for teams collecting some silverware and will do anything to don a winner’s medal.
Despite Chuck knowing of the ‘curse’, he still believed the woman of his dreams was accident-prone Cam Wexler, who worked as the penguin caretaker at the aquarium. Cam initially didn't want to date Charlie because of his reputation as a one-night stand type of guy but eventually they did and went on to get married.
To get to true happiness, Charlie felt he needed to speak to Anisha Carpenter, who he felt was the cause of his problems. Anisha ended up helping him in a way he didn't expect. Just to give you a brief run down, while growing up Chuck was playing spin-the-bottle with a bunch of other children and the bottle got him matched up with a scary looking young girl who made it no secret that she had a crush on him. Chuck refused to complete the transaction that usually happens behind closed doors in the spin-the-bottle game, which led to the heartbroken girl cursing him into never finding true love.
This might sound crazy but Teko’s own Cam is cup triumph and who is his ‘Anisha’? If he really wants it as much as I believe he does, then it’s time to sit down and look at his past. Did somebody curse him and, like Chuck, he took it lightly.
I mean, Teko is a good player. Maybe that’s an understatement. He is a great player with lots of potential and should have several gold medals dangling in his house. We don’t know the cause but I am sure, if he takes himself down the memory lane of his life, he will know how to Chuck himself out of this misery.
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