Mamelodi Sundown Ladies FC fought to claim the maiden 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League held in Egypt.
The South Africa Women’s League champions defeated high flying Ghanaian side, Hasaacas Ladies FC 2-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo in Egypt to achieve the historic feat.Two goals each from Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi in both halves were enough to nail the Ghana side who impressively wove their way into the finals of the inaugural competition.
Jerry Tshabalala is head coach of Sundown Ladies FC and he talks about the fact that they wanted to conquer the continent.
“I’m excited. Look I did say when we come to Egypt, we are not here to test waters, we wanted to conquer Africa, we did conquer Africa.
“You saw what happened. We outclassed them, we outplayed them, they were nowhere to be found.
“Sundowns is a big team in Africa, you’ve got to believe that. We worked hard.
“This goes to all the people in South Africa, we made them proud.
“I’m happy for my team, I’m happy for the people of South Africa,” Jerry Tshabalala told the media.
When asked about the performance of his team against the Ghanaian side, Tshabalala said his charges fought hard to the latter.
“They fought a good fight, I’m happy with them they know.
“I’m hard to please, I don’t take a very mediocre performance but today like I said, I have let my dogs out.
“They worked hard and I’m really happy.” Jerry Tshabalala added.
Mamelodi Sundowns advanced to the semifinals stage after being first in Group B, with 7 points.
They made the final cut following a win via the penalty shootouts in the semifinals against Malabo Kings.
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies won the South Africa Women’s League last season which qualified them to play in the first ever CAF Women’s Champions League.
Hasaacas Ladies on the other hand had their dream of winning quadruple this season dashed after losing to Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.