The Carwash with Teko Modise & Sean Roberts

Welcome to The Carwash with Teko Modise and Sean Roberts! Together with our host, Sloo Phaho, we discuss the week in local football before previewing the weekend’s matches.

In our variety talk show, we cover all of the leading football stories of the week. Don't miss our feature segments like ‘This Week In Football History’, ’10 Quickfire Questions’, ‘International News Desk’ and more!

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06
MAY

Hugo Broos Lands Bafana Job: A Breakdown...

Belgian football manager Hugo Broos has been announced as the South African national team head coach, replacing Molefi Ntseki who was sacked following Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for the upcoming Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON). This news follows weeks of speculation linking Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy & former Bafana coach Carlos Queiroz with the role. In the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Carwash" (brought to you by Heineken), the Carwash crew give their breakdown and criticism of the decision.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns & Bafana star Teko Modise criticised the decision, being of the opinion that a younger, local coach should've gotten the job if South Africa is looking to rebuild the national team over the next decade. Fellow Carwash host & former Sundowns goalie Sean Roberts also states that he's happy Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy turned down the job, as he is hoping to see him find more success with 'Usuthu'.

In the full podcast, the crew also give their thoughts on the state of SAFA, discuss Oupa Manyisa's struggles and preview the Nedbank Cup final between TTM & Chippa United.
30
APR

"What Pitso Told Me Years Ago..." (Brought To You By Heineken)

While Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has reportedly rejected an offer from the South African Football Association (SAFA) to replace Molefi Ntseki as the national team coach, according to one of his former star players, Mosimane is not done with international football just yet. Former Mamelodi Sundowns star Teko Modise, who played under 'Jingles' throughout his stay at Chloorkop, has opened up about a conversation they had years ago in which the 56-Year-Old mentor revealed one of his football dreams.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast's "The Carwash" (brought to you by Heineken), Modise states, "I remember having a conversation with coach Pitso a long time ago. He said he wants to coach at the World Cup. He's now coaching in Egypt, and in the champions league and the biggest tournaments, but [in future] I see that happening. With Bafana Bafana, we know it's not gonna happen, if he had to come back, it would be the same people that he fought with when he was Bafana coach. I still see Pitso coaching at the World Cup, whether it's [2026] or whatever."

In the full podcast, the Carwash crew give their breakdowns of Kaizer Chiefs' recent form, grade Orlando Pirates' season so far and give analysis for the first legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals
22
APR

Teko: "We Need Many A Benni"

While Mamelodi Sundowns have rightfully earned praise for their record-setting unbeaten run in the DStv Premiership, Amazulu have been on a tear of their own, which has seen them improve drastically from their disappointing 2019/20 campaign. Coach Benni McCarthy has delivered results ever since taking over as 'Usuthu' coach, with the club now third in the league, tied on 41 points with Golden Arrows.

In the latest episode of The SL Podcast's "The Carwash" with former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise & former Ajax Cape Town goalie Sean Roberts, Modise heaps praise on McCarthy's impact as Amazulu, following the team's impressive display against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Modise stated, "If you look at what Benni's done, last season Amazulu relied on Ntuli. This season, we don't even speak about Ntuli. Amazulu has qualities, and under Benni they work so well together. As a coach he's young, but he has the players working hard. We need many a Benni [in the PSL]."
15
APR

Has Khune Silenced The Haters?

Kaizer Chiefs earned their spot in the CAF Champions League quarter-final, thanks in large part to goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune's second half heroics against Horoya AC. The 2-2 scoreline doesn't do his performance justice, but his trademark acrobatic shot-stopping has earned 'Itu' shining praise this week, which he's needed in a difficult campaign.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast's "The Carwash" with former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise & former Ajax Cape Town goalie Sean Roberts, both Modise and Roberts back Khune to secure a new deal, with the only question being his wages. In the full show, the crew also break down the latest Chiefs transfer news and debate whether VAR is necessary for the modern game.
08
APR

SAFA's Internal Crisis, Chippa's Challenges & More!

The South African Football Association (SAFA) are at a crossroads following Bafana Bafana's failure to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the recent sacking of former national team head coach Molefi Ntseki and Neil Tovey vacating his role as technical director in July 2020. The organisation is left with an internal leadership crisis ahead of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and appears to be struggling to find individuals suited for the job.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast's "The Carwash", former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Teko Modise & former Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Sean Roberts raise concerns over SAFA's inability to find suitable candidates for the vacant positions, suggesting that nobody with the ability and qualifications to handle the role actually wants to take the job. In the full show, Modise & Roberts also discuss the controversial situation unfolding at Chippa United, with the recent dismissal of former coach Dan Maselela, the hiring, and sacking of under-fire coach Luc Eymeal and poor form in the DStv Premiership.
02
APR

There Are Ghosts In The Bafana Setup...

With Bafana Bafana's recent failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, failing to earn a point against Sudan, who earned their spot with a 2-0 win over RSA, questions have been raised over the national team setup. SAFA have already fired coach Molefi Ntseki, but many believe that problems run far deeper than that, with some suggesting that the root issue exists in Bafana's administration, development, and overall vision.

Former Bafana Bafana star Teko Modise, who has represented the national team at the 2008 AFCON and 2010 FIFA World Cup among other competitions, has called for a complete overhaul of the national team setup. Speaking on the SL Podcast's "The Carwash", Modise stated, "We can't have quick fixes with coaches when the problems are still there behind the scenes. We have ghosts in the Bafana setup, and guys who have been there since Mandela was in jail. We need to change the system and think of the future 5-10 years from now, not just the 2022 World Cup."
25
MAR

"The System Is Designed For Us To Fail"

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has an unfortunate history of players going broke after retirement, due to poor financial planning during their careers and the expensive lifestyles that many former stars struggled to maintain. There have been waves of calls over the years for the PSL and individual clubs to make more of an effort to prepare players for life after football, with many calling for more focus on financial literacy and education for footballers. Former Mamelodi Sundowns & Orlando Pirates midfielder Teko Modise has now echoed this sentiment.

Speaking on the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, Modise argued that players face an uphill battle because of the way wages are negotiated in the league. He states “The system is designed for us to fail. Players only start to earn proper salaries when they start to peak around 27-28. Then they tell you to retire at 32. That’s not enough to sustain you through retirement.” In the full show, ‘The General’ and former Ajax Cape Town & Downs goalie Sean Roberts also break down Kaizer Chiefs’ expiring contracts and discuss local coaches flourishing in local football this season.
18
MAR

"I Had Opportunities To Play For Chiefs"- Teko Modise

Former Mamelodi Sundowns & Orlando Pirates midfielder Teko Modise enjoyed a legendary Premier Soccer League (PSL) career, winning back-to-back PSL Player of the Season awards with the ‘Bucaneers’ and capturing two league titles with ‘Masandawana’. The only ‘Big Three’ club which Modise hasn’t played for is Kaizer Chiefs, although there had been rumours linking ‘The General’ with a move to Naturena over the years. In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, Modise confirms that he had various opportunities to join Amakhosi, but they never materialised.

Discussing the failed transfer during the show, Modise reveals “The first time I had the chance to play for [Chiefs] was when I was still with City Pillars. I had been in contact with Bobby. Chiefs is the only club that I can say I waited for. I ended up joining SuperSport United. There are actually three times when I had opportunities to play for Chiefs.” In the full show, the former Bafana Bafana star discusses each time he could’ve moved to Naturena, and the crew debate Kaizer Chiefs’ termination of Siphelele Nthangase, preview the Soweto Derby, and more!
11
MAR

Roberts: 'This Is Going To Change African Football'

With Mamelodi Sundowns owner & mining businessman Patrice Motsepe set to take over as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president on Friday, South African football pundits and commentators have been debating how his rapid ascent to power could change the landscape of football on the continent. CAF has earned infamy for corruption, and with a changing of the guard, many have found hope in Motsepe’s vision for African football which includes rooting out mismanagement and attracting interest from all corners of the globe.

In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper gave his thoughts on Motsepe’s imminent unopposed election stating “This is going to change African football. If you look at what he’s done with Mamelodi Sundowns, we can only wait and see what he can do as CAF president.” Motsepe reportedly has the backing of former presidential candidates such as Senegal FA boss Augustin Senghor, Jacques Anouma from the Ivory Coast as well as Ahmed Yahya from Mauritania. It has even been reported that the aforementioned candidates were convinced to back Motsepe by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
04
MAR

“Molefi Needs A Core Team”

With the recent announcement of the Bafana Bafana squad which is set to face Ghana & Sudan in crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the selection of out-of-favour Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, as well as a host of debutants has come under question. Ntseki has been left with a difficult task in his preparation for the fixtures, as many of his usual choices have struggled for playing time and injuries throughout the 2020/21 season. Star players such as Brighton forward Percy Tau & Rangers midfielder Bongani Zungu haven’t been at their best this season, but former national team star Teko Modise believes that Ntseki should stick with the same key players that helped Bafana to victories against Sudan & Sao Tome.

Speaking on the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash”, Modise argued “As a national team coach, after six games you should have an idea of your core team, you can’t be chopping and changing every time you’re playing a different team. You can’t [always] have a different selection just because somebody’s on form. If you have a core for the team, then you add on wherever you can, if you have a gap. That’s the mentality of a team that wants to win and progress. A team that wants to please everybody changes every time someone’s on form. So if you score against Kaizer Chiefs, next week you’re in the Bafana team, we’ve seen this happening so many times.”

In the full podcast, the Carwash crew discuss Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns’ contrasting form in the CAF Champions League, fans still being barred from stadiums under level 1 lockdown regulations, and more. Use the player above to stream and download.
11
FEB

“A Team Like Chiefs Shouldn’t Be Underdogs”

It appears that Kaizer Chiefs will have more time to prepare for their CAF Champions League group-stage fixture against Wydad AC of Morocco, however, when they do finally face last season's semi-finalists, they'll go into the fixture as clear underdogs due to their underwhelming form this campaign. Despite qualifying for the African continental competition’s group stage for the first time in club history, Amakhosi have also been knocked out of both the MTN8 and, more recently, the Nedbank Cup. Despite this, one former PSL star believes that the label of 'underdog' is one that a team like Chiefs shouldn't be proud of no matter who the opponent is or their circumstance.

In the latest episode of the SL podcast's "The Carwash", former Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Sean Roberts states "a team like Kaizer Chiefs should never be the ‘underdog’. We shouldn't say Chiefs and underdog in the same sentence". Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Teko Modise stated "when it comes to the CAF champions League, the question is do you have enough personnel to be able to fight? They do have fighters, they've got Nurkovic and other guys. But if you don't want to fight, then play the younger guys and come back to prioritise the league. Because the truth of the matter is, they have to choose."
28
JAN

"I'm Starting To Understand Gavin's Frustration”

All eyes will be on Orlando Stadium on Saturday 30th of January when Kaizer Chiefs visit Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby. The two sides have experienced ups and downs this season with Pirates ending a six-year trophy drought by claiming the MTN8 trophy and Chiefs reaching the CAF Champions League group stages for the first time in the club's history. However, both teams have struggled for consistency in the DStv Premiership, with the Buccaneers and the ‘Glamour Boys’ both sitting eight and twelve points behind Mamelodi Sundowns respectively.

Amakhosi have enjoyed an uptick in form recently and haven't been beaten in five League matches which has seen them rise to 7th on the league table when they were at 14th just a few weeks ago. While Chiefs have earned praise through the efforts of their young talent and some standout performances from senior players there has also been a lot of criticism for certain players who do not fit the mould of a championship team. In the latest episode of the SL Podcast’s “The Carwash” with former Pirates & Bafana Bafana midfielder Teko Modise and former Ajax Cape Town & Sundowns goalie Sean Roberts, Modise states that he is beginning to understand Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt’s dilemma at Naturena. The two-time PSL Player of the Season award winner claims that Hunt doesn't have the personnel to achieve his vision at the moment.

In the Carwash's Soweto Derby Preview, Modise breaks down why Pirates should win the midfield battle and why their defence may have issues.

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