Modise retires from soccer

2015-05-21 06:00

Portia Modise who has announced her retirement from international football.

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BANYANA Banyana striker Portia Modise­ has announced her retirement from professional soccer with immediate effect.

According to Bafana Bafana’s official­ Twitter account, the 31-year-old hopes to create more players like herself with the national set-up in the coming years.

“I want to thank the media for giving greater exposure to women football. I’m not lost to SA football,” said Modise.

“My wish, among other things, is to create 10 more Portia Modises within our national teams.”

South African Football Association president Dr Danny Jordaan heaped praise on the player and sees the former Banyana striker as mentor to future stars.

“Portia Modise has scored more than 100 goals at international level. We are proud of her.

“This is a special moment. This is one player who knew how to get the ball into the net.

“Her new role will be to guide other players.” said Jordaan.

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