NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 16, Rixina Lutaka of Zambia tackles Portia Modise of South Africa during the African Womens Championship match between South Africa and Zambia at Kanyamazane Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Nelspruit, South Africa Photo by Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Banyana Banyana’s Portia Modise has been nominated for the African Women’s Footballer of the Year award.

Modise, one of three players in line for the prestigious accolade, scored South Africa’s only goal at the London Olympic Games, netting a superb strike from nearly 50 metres out in their opening group match against Sweden.

The award winners will be announced in Accra, Ghana, on December 20. - Sapa