Portia Modise in action for Banyana Banyana against Cameroon. Image: @CAFWomen / Twitter

Watch: Modise – ‘I lived in a shack as Africa’s top scorer, getting R400’

This is terrifying. Former Banyana Bayana captain and all-time leading goal-scorer – Portia Modise – has claimed she was used by SAFA.


Portia Modise in action for Banyana Banyana against Cameroon. Image: @CAFWomen / Twitter

Portia Modise is one of Mzansi’s greatest ever footballers and has sadly delivered the most emotional rant we’ve ever seen about women’s football.

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Speaking at a recent event last week, the Soweto-born star said her 15-year career was simply marked by exploitation.

“They used me, singing that national anthem, scoring those goals,” Modise said.

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“You know I had 15 years in my career in football, 15. Probably there’s a university that needs to give me a… what’s that called?…  “Doctorate,” a voice said in the audience.

“I was very vocal. We need gender equality. We need to be paid the same.

“I’m getting R400 I’m playing for i-national team, I’m getting R 3500 for my game. I don’t even have a signing-on-fee coming to the camp,” Modise added.

Will SAFA compensate Modise? Surely this can’t be ignored. Image: @CAFWomen / Twitter

“Abo Doc telling me we have R50 000 coming on camp. Where? R50 000 that time I’m living in the shack. 

“Scoring those goals. Being the top goal-scorer in Africa, that time I’m living in the shack. No one cares. [From SAFA]

“The only thing they want to see is me coming to that national team. At the end of the day, they abuse me because I don’t even have freedom.

I am being suppressed. This is me wanting to play football because I have to sacrifice myself because I really wanna play,” Modise, who became the first-ever Banyana Bayana player to score 100 goals added.

Check out the video of the full emotional rant below as shared by David Kappel via Twitter.

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