South Africa booked their place at the 2012 African Women's Championship with a 2-1 victory over Zambia in their second leg qualifier on Saturday in Nelspruit.
The result saw Banyana Banyana complete a double over the She-Polopolo and advance to the finals 6-2 on aggregate.
The South Africans proved they were too strong for the Southern Africans counterparts as they outplayed their guests and cruise to a convincing win. With a comfortable 4-1 win from the first leg, veteran striker Portia Modise inspired the London 2012 Olympic Games bound-Banyana Banyana to tear apart the Zambians, a rising force in women's football.
Modise capped her return to the team with the opener on 18 minutes, beating an offside trap and notched in from close range. It was Modise's 70th goal in 91 appearances for the South African women's national team.
The lead will last for two minutes before Mwila Bowa restored parity capitalising on sloppy defending by the South African rear.
Back from recess, Modise scored what turned out to be the winner on 47 minutes with a powerful strike.
"It's a good feeling having qualified for this tournament. I am happy with the effort of the team and the different combinations we tried. It's also good to see that all the players we fielded today put up a good fight,"said Banyana Banyana head coach, Joseph Mkhonza
The final tournament will be held in November in Equatorial Guinea.