TSE LIVE! Episode 8

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00’00” Peter opens the show

1’45” Peter discusses the horror of South African radio and television commentators, reporters and presenters being unable to pronounce South African players’ names accurately. You can read more about it on his blog here.

Portia Modise, Refiloe Jane and Leandra Smeda

Photo credit: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

3’22” Peter introduces this week’s guest Portia Modise. The former Banyana Banyana striker netted 101 goals in 124 appearances.  Modise retired in 2015 and sat down with Pink Link correspondent Ntando Stemmet at the launch of the Chesanyama Cup at the Discovery Soccer Park. Ntando’s first question to Portia is about the bubble soccer celebrity match she played in that afternoon.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. 3 AUGUST 2016. Jermaine Seoposenwe  during the soccer game between South Africa in the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today.  Copyright picture by WESSEL OOSTHUIZEN / SASPA


5’01” Modise says Banyana Banyana did well at the Rio Olympic Games but it could have been so much better had the focus been where it should have been. Portia addresses the problem of not having a professional women’s league in SA.

6’44” Portia says she has been talking about having professional women’s football in South Africa for ten years and is not optimistic about the situation improving.

Banyana Vera Pauw

7’56” Modise laments her forced retirement. She talks about not being able to finish her career the way she wanted and the breakdown in her relationship with coach Vera Pauw.

9’25” Portia elaborates on her relationship with Pauw. She says it was okay but the coach was unhappy about her voicing her concerns.

11’37” Modise says Pauw’s time is up and it’s time for a South African to take over the reigns of the national team. Portia says the Dutchwoman started well but became influenced by those at SAFA and she changed.

Banyana Banyana Janine Van Wyk Portia Modise

Photo credit: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

13’15” Modise tells Ntando about the money that a female footballer can earn in South Africa. Be prepared to be shocked!

14’32” Portia talks about her future and what she hopes to do. However she says she will need SAFA’s help and this is a tremendous challenge.

16’15” Modise says it is difficult to encourage young girls and their parents to even think about football as a career.

18’35” Peter talks about the latest on Vera Pauw’s future with SAFA. Officially Pauw says she is done with Banyana Banyana but SAFA have never actually confirmed this.

19’38” Peter gives a quick update on his preparation for the Orlando Half-Marathon set for 11 December.

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