Modiba: Everything happens for a reason


SuperSport United left winger Aubrey Modiba is pleased to have signed a new long-term contract with the Tshwane based side. The club announced yesterday afternoon that the most sought after left back has penned a new 4-and-half-year deal with ‘Matsatsantsa’.

Speaking to FarPost for the first time after extending his contract with the current MTN 8 champions, Modiba says he is very happy to have finally signed for SuperSport.

“Obviously it feels great to have signed with the team, I’m very happy and proud to be part of SuperSport United in the long-term run.

“They promised me a better contract if I kept doing better for the team, and they have kept their promise. So, I’m just happy to be part of the team,” said Modiba.

The Limpopo born player admitted that Sundowns wanted his services, but he opted to stay at SuperSport United.

“I think we all know that there were a lot of speculation regarding my future. So, we sat down with my team and spoke about it and they understood. They wanted me to stay, you know they’ve been good to me, so I didn’t see any reason for me not to renew with them, “admitted Modiba.

 “Obviously with Stan Matthews (SuperSport CEO) having a good relationship with his players he came to me and told me about it, he told my agent about it and asked how I feel.”-Modiba. 

“That’s why it took so long for me to sign. The talks of me joining Sundowns were very true. Sundowns approached SuperSport, and Sundowns have been doing great, they’ve been winning the league and playing in the Caf Champions League. They compete for the league every season, so one wouldn’t mind being part of that, “added ‘Postman’.

“So, I told them (SuperSport) what I wanted, a lot happened behind the scenes, but I didn’t focus more on it plus I had an injury. So, I told myself if it happens it happens, if it doesn’t happen then it doesn’t happen, “said Modiba.

Now having signed and secured his future at SuperSport, Modiba still harbours the dream of playing in Europe one day, should the club receive the right offers for his services.

“All I can say is that my dream has been to play abroad you know. They promised that if something comes up, obviously they won’t stand in my way. But locally, I want to honour my contract with SuperSport, like I said if something happens it happens, then if not, everything happens for a reason,” concluded Modiba

By Shane Matsoyane

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