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The Curse Of Teko Modise (Paperback)

Nikolaos Kirkinis

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Eight-year-old Teko Modise didn’t mean to compete with his father, it was just that he was a soccer natural and everyone could see it. His father, in a fit of childlike jealously, kicked him out of the house, and when Teko tried to come back he kicked him out again. So little Teko made a plan. Every day he attended school as normal, and at night he slept out on the streets with other homeless children. This book is the true story of his rise to fame, to becoming ‘the General’, one of the best footballers South Africa has produced, and will allow readers to understand the story behind ‘the Curse’.

At the peak of his career the world seemed filled with Teko. His face was on every major billboard, TV advert and magazine cover in the country. Little boys from suburbs to townships everywhere were lining up at barbershops asking for The Teko haircut. With a house in Sandton and driving an Aston Martin, Modise was about to make history in the upcoming Soccer World Cup of 2010. He had gone beyond being football royalty, he became a super star. The tabloids have called him an abusive lover, a cheating ex-husband, a neglectful father and an alcoholic egotistical footballer. But beyond these headlines is a story about a boy who played his way out of poverty on talent alone.

Be inspired by this story of a young man with a resilient spirit who kept moving forward chasing his dreams, who not only survived, but made it, and made it big. The Teko Modise story is proof that anything is possible.

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Imprint: Jacana Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2017
Authors: Nikolaos Kirkinis
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 183
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-2576-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Sports teams & clubs
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football)
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
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LSN: 1-4314-2576-1
Barcode: 9781431425761

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