Former Banyana Banyana star Portia Modise opens soccer academy for rising football stars.
She’s a living legend in African football, the only player to score more than 100 international goals in the beautiful game – and now she’s about to go global and join the ranks of some of the biggest names the sport has ever seen. Portia Modise (35) was recently named an ambassador for the upcoming Fifa Women’s World Cup.
She joins the ranks of other Fifa ambassadors, including big names like Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and David Beckham.
she’s not waiting for the association to get things moving and is already hard at work launching her own soccer school, Portia Modise’s Academy. she’s busy with her academy and in talks with the municipality to let them use the newly built Jabavu Stadium for training.
The academy, which is presently funded by Portia, will hopefully soon be in a position to start holding trials for young players. She is optimistic she can bring change to the sport where she made her mark.