South Africa's female leading goal-scorer retires

Portia Modise's retirement was announced by the South African Football Association; she will no act as an ambassador for the country's football

 

Portia Modise, who is South Africa's  most capped female player and  leading goal-scorer has announced her retirement from active football.

The Banyana Banyana legend announced her retirement on Tuesday, May 19 at the SAFA house in Nasrec by the South African Football Association.

She is the first African footballer to have scored over 100 goals for her country.

Modise plans to pursue a coaching qualification while SAFA president  Danny Jordaan has also announced that she will also henceforth be engaged as a brand ambassador for South African football.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony, Modise says she is proud and humbled of her achievement.

"The things that I achieved made the association, myself and the team proud," Modise said.

On her new role as ambassador, Modise said: "I hope it will help other women and make it easier for them to pursue our dreams."

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