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Former Orlando Pirates star Gerald Modabi pictured with friends. Image: Emmanuel Mawela Itani / Facebook

‘I wanted to date my teacher’ says Orlando Pirates’ former star

This former Orlando Pirates star started earning money while in matric. He lost interest in the school girls to target the teacher.

Orlando Pirates

Former Orlando Pirates star Gerald Modabi pictured with friends. Image: Emmanuel Mawela Itani / Facebook

Remember Gerald Modabi at Orlando Pirates during mid-2000s? You’re forgiven if you can’t. The club have had so many midfielders with short stays.

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Just a brief background, Modabi began his long career at SuperSport United as a teenager, before later earning a dream move to Orlando Pirates.

His dim career at Bucs later made him a journeyman to the likes of Jomo Cosmos, Dynamos, and Bidvest Wits before hanging his boots in 2013.

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Speaking during a reflective chat via YouTube’s TK Solutions TV, Modabi described how he swiftly went from carrying R5 to school to earning R3 000 at SuperSport United.

After I turned professional, I really had nobody to guide me,” he said.

The first money I had in my hand… I literally was taking R5 to school as a matriculant in 1999. August that year, I signed with SuperSport. I got R3 000.

“So angaze ngabamba R400 or R500 in my life. Seng’pheth iR3 000.

“I had two phones. I had two Carvellas shoes. 

Nalo cherry bengimfuna eklasini, angisamfuni. Seng’funa u-mistress manje. Seng’funa u-mam straight.” [I suddenly lost interest in the girl I had my eye on in class. I was now interested in my teacher].

Check out the full video below as shared by YaseB via Twitter.

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In a closely related story, Dumisani Zuma’s ex-coach has suggested the damage has been done in terms of Zuma’s career.

 Zuma is apparently ruined. This is according to his former coach in the ABC Motsepe League.

The player known as Msholozi is facing an uncertain future at Kaizer Chiefs after his drunk-driving arrest and suspension by the club late last year.

The Pietermaritzburg-born player was welcomed back to training at the start of 2022 but that was it. The 26-year-old is yet to get on the matchday green grass since last year in the CAF Champions League.

“Part of the blame is on (Bloemfontein) Celtic because they didn’t put him in to stay with a family to provide guardian support when they signed as a teenager but just gave him R4000 for accommodation,” the former coach said. Read the full story here.

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