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Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies emerges champions of CAF Women Champions League

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By Saheed Afolabi

 

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies made history and cemented their name in the record book, as they became the first club to win the maiden edition of the CAF Women Champions League hosted by Egypt. The final was played at 30 June stadium in Cairo, Egypt.

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies also became the only team that didn’t concede a goal in the tournament as they defeated Hasaacas of Ghana 2-0 in the final, the defeat was Hasaacas first of the tournament.

Chuene Morifi gave Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies the lead in the match from close range with a simple tap in, in the 33rd minute, through a top notch assist from Andisiwe Mgcoyi.

It was the turn of Andisiwe Mgcoyi to find the back of the net and doubled Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies lead in the 65th minute, after racing through on goal before slotting the ball past the onrushing Hasaacas Ladies goalie.

Hasaacas Ladies had a great chance to get a goal at the tail end of the match but the terrific shot from a free kick was saved by the outstanding goalie of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mamelodi Sundowns emerged the champions of the inaugural edition of the CAF Champions League and also made a flawless one as they didn’t concede any goal in the tournament.

Hasaacas Ladies had something to cheer for in the final of the competition as their forward, Evelyn Badu won the golden boot after coming top of the goal scorers chart of the competition with 5 goals and she also secured the Player of the tournament award after winning two awards as player of the match in the tournament.

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini was awarded the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament after keeping a clean sheet all through the tournament.

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