Banyana Banyana midfielder Portia Modise is among three of Africa’s women football stars nominated in the CAF African Footballer of the Year category, as a part of the Glo – CAF Awards.
The awards’ winners will be announced in Accra on Thursday, 20 December 2012.
Modise, who has scored 73 goals in her 102 appearances for the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, played a key role during the national team’s campaign to the final of the CAF African Women Championship 2012, held in Equatorial Guinea last month.
“I am delighted that my performances have been recognised in what has been one of Banyana Banyana’s busiest and most successful years in the national team’s history, and must thank Safa, Sasol, my team-mates and all persons who have supported and encouraged me,” said Modise.
The Palace Super Falcons (Sasol League Gauteng) player will contest the title along with 15-year-old Nigerian goal-scoring sensation Chinwendu Ihezuo, who scored 6 goals during the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup this year, and Equatorial Guinea playmaker Genoveva Anoman, who scored 6 goals to help her country clinch the CAF African Women Championship title.
The Women’s National Team of the Year award will be decided between Equatorial Guinea (2012 CAF African Women Championship winners) and the Ghana U-17 side (bronze medallists at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, knocking out tournament favourites Japan en route to the semi-finals).