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Portia Modise should be celebrated. She was the first African footballer to score more than 100 goals in international competition. She has announced her retirement from playing to take up coaching after a career in which she was the country's top goal scorer, male and female.
The nation's sporting royalty came out to celebrate excellence at the Sport Ministry's annual SA Sports Awards, with Banyana Banyana striker Portia Modise claiming the crown as Sports Star of the Year. She is the first African football player to score 100 goals in international competition.
A second half wonder-goal from Portia Modise wasn't enough to stop South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, going down 4-1 to fourth-ranked Sweden in their opening match of the 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday.