Former Banyana Banyana captain, Portia Modise launches a foundation aimed at connecting the dots in women’s football through football development programmes, mentoring and training and community outreach initiatives.
The Portia Modise Foundation advocates for equality in:
- Participation and Recognition
- Mentoring and Empowerment
- Financial Freedom for players
“As women’s football in the country continues to face challenges, it’s now upon us former players to unlock greater resources for the current and upcoming young players. The foundation’s mission is to advocate for participation and recognition for women in football by empowering our players through life skills and leadership opportunities,” say Portia Modise.
Having scored 102 goals for Banyana Banyana, making her a true legend of women’s football in South Africa, Modise wants to change the psyche of players and make an impactful contributions to their lives.
“We are focusing our work and efforts to landing a helping hand in supporting and equipping women in football with necessary tools ranging from sporting equipment, sporting gear and conducting training sessions, adds Modise.
Currently, the foundation is assisting struggling players around Gauteng with hygiene and food parcels to during the Covid-19 pandemic