Teko Modise

Football player

Nicknamed "the General� or simply "Ace�, Teko Modise is the driving force behind Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates' engine room. The diminutive midfielder has had an impressive season in both national team colours and at club level and deservedly retained the Footballer of the Year accolade. Who can forget his two devastating goals against the mighty indomitable Lions of Cameroon when Bafana upstaged the former Africa Champions 3-2 during the Nelson Mandela Challenge in November? The Buccaneers will fly the country's flag in the Africa Champions League thanks, largely, to the industry of Modise. Fast food chain McDonalds have cashed in on Ace's popularity by appointing him their 2010 Fifa World Cup ambassador � and they couldn't have chosen a more colourful player in the Bafana line-up in both the Confederations and World Cup campaign. � Phathisani Moyo

Lunch spot: McDonald's