Teko Modise (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)
professional soccer player Teko Modise took the opportunity to man-up and
finally forgive his father for abandoning him.
has rekindled his relationship with his father Steve Segkaila, who abandoned
him when he was eight-years-old – which led him to end up on the streets. The
soccer star opened up about being abandoned in his memoir The Curse of Teko
forgiveness may seem like a hard thing to do especially from a child to a
parent, Teko shared some powerful words about forgiveness along with a picture of
himself with his father.
Thought I Would Actually Say This ,Never Mind Posting The Only Pic I Have Of
Us,Forgiveness Is Important For Peace,Sanity & Growth..MY DAD” he wrote.
While this may seem like a huge step for Teko, Steve had
previously tried to reconnect with Teko when his soccer career started booming,
through a Khumbule’khaya on SABC 1. Teko found it hard to accept his father since
he did not know whether it was sincere or just because he was famous.