Group A Teams Share Points in CAF Women’s Champions League | Cosafa Qualifiers Opener

CAF Women's Champions League Cosafa Qualifiers defending champions Green Buffaloes held to a 1-1 draw against Double Action Ladies at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Wednesday, 30 August 2023. Photo: COSAFA Football (Instagram)

The CAF Women’s Champions League Cosafa Qualifiers kicked off at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban, South Africa on Wednesday, 30 August 2023.

The opening clash featured a showdown between Lesotho Defence Force and Ntopwa FC. Both teams have already displayed their determination in this tournament, expressing a strong desire to finish on a triumphant note. However, their intense efforts resulted in a 1-1 draw, leaving them to share the points.

Ntopwa applied relentless pressure on Lesotho’s defense, securing a lead in the opening half as Chikupila netted a goal at the 45-minute mark. In the second half, Lesotho Defence Force rallied determinedly, managing to level the score in the 87th minute with a goal credited to Mohlolo.

In the later match at the same venue, an eagerly awaited encounter unfolded where we saw the same score line of a 1-all draw. Defending champions, Green Buffaloes, commenced their quest to retain the title as they took on Double Action Ladies.

Buffaloes faced an early setback in the first half when Radiakanyo swiftly scored just 40 seconds into the match, handing Double Action Ladies an immediate advantage.

The Green Buffaloes roared into action during the second half, securing an equalizer. Mapepa, a key player for the champions, found the back of the net in the 50th minute.

Photo 1 Caption: CAF Women’s Champions League Cosafa Qualifiers defending champions Green Buffaloes held to a 1-1 draw against Double Action Ladies at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Wednesday, 30 August 2023. Photo: COSAFA Football (Instagram)

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