Portia Modise Biography, age, Background, Career, personal life and Social media

Portia Modise (born 20 June 1983) is a South African athlete and footballer. At the 2006 Women’s African Football Championship, she was named Championship Player. Portia represented South Africa on the Olympic team in London in 2012. When she became the first African player to score 100 international goals, she made history.

Biography profile of Portia Modise

Portia Modise Biography
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Full name : Portia Modise
Date of birth : 20 June 1983
Place of birth : South Africa
Education : Unknown
Height : 1.63m
Occupation : Soccer player, Author and Aspiring coach
Known for : Banyana Banyana
Net worth : Unknown
Nationality : South African

Early life of Portia Modise

Modise slammed Ria Ledwaba’s (South African Football Association’s head of the women’s committee) plans to send players to etiquette workshops and supply tighter kit to increase their femininity. She stated, Portia began playing football with neighborhood boys.

Her enthusiasm for the sport grew. She played for the Soweto Rangers Under-10s, the Jomo Cosmos women’s section, and then the Soweto Ladies in 1996. She worked for the Orlando Pirates as an academy coach (2005-2006). [1]

She captained South Africa’s Under-19 national team (Basetsane Basetsane) before moving on to the senior team. Modise was named to South Africa’s squad for the 2012 African Women’s Championship in October 2012. She retired from international football in May 2015, after playing 124 matches and scoring 101 goals for South Africa.

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Personal life

Portia has never been married. She has refused to reveal her sexual orientation, but she has stated that she is a “black lesbian.” “I know how dangerous it is to be a black lesbian in South Africa,” she said. Portia was featured in a television documentary about the state of lesbians in South Africa in 2011.

Portia Modise has not posted any pictures of her home on social media. In a radio interview, she stated that she sold her BMW to help her family, who were living in a shack at the time. She has not disclosed any information about her current residence. [2]

Career of Portia Modise

Portia Modise Biography
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Portia  is a published author. “From Portia Modise With Love,” her book, was promoted. The book, published by Gingergoat Publishing, is about her experiences as a top African footballer.

According to SowetoUrban, the book is about “fighting inequalities in an antiquated patriarchal system governing the beautiful game in Mzansi.” To promote it, she organized an interactive media tour. [3]

Social media

Follow Portia Modise on Instagram @modiseportia to connect with her on social media. You can also contact her via email at info@envisionbrand.co.za.

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