The second edition of the SAFA National Women’s League got off to an impressive start on Saturday, 24 April 2021, as teams were excited to be back in action after last year’s tournament did not take place due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
In the opening round of fixtures on Saturday, the league’s two new clubs – Ma-Indies and JVW Girls Football Club – went head-to-head in what turned out to be an outstanding start for JVW, beating their opponents 5-1 in an away game.
It’s all over here at Giyani Stadium.
— JVW Girls Football (@JVWGirlsFootbal) April 24, 2021
Defending league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, stamped their authority beating Golden Ladies FC 4-0, a performance team player, Bongiwe Thusi, is extremely proud of: “It wasn’t easy for us, but we stuck to the plan,” she said via the team’s Twitter account.
Yesterday was a victorious day for the #SNWL Champs.
— Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Team (@SundownsLadies) April 25, 2021
Another big performance came from the Richmond United and First Touch FC encounter which saw a total of nine goals produced on the day. First Touch walked away with a 6-3 victory.
On Sunday, Tsunami Queens closed off the weekend’s fixtures with a 4-1 victory over Coal City Wizards.
After the first week of results, JVW tops the log standings ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns, on goal difference secured by their 4-goal advantage away win over Ma-Indies in their first outing.
Results of the SAFA National Women’s League on 24 and 25 April, 2021:
Sat 24 April: Ma-Indies Ladies 1-5 JVW Girls Football Club
Sat 24 April: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC 4-0 Golden Ladies FC
Sat 24 April: Richmond United 3-6 First Touch FC
Sat 24 April: TUT Football Club 2-2 UWC
Sat 24 April: University of JHB FC 1-1 Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies
Sat 24 April: Thunderbirds Ladies 2-0 Durban Ladies FC
Sun 25 April: Tsunami Queens 4-1 Coal City Wizards
The second round of fixtures will commence on Saturday, 1 May.
Click on the block below to visit the official SNWL fixtures, result and tournament log.
Photo 1 Caption: JVW Girls Football Club pictured ahead of their first SAFA National Women’s League fixture against Ma-Indies Ladies on Saturday, 24 April 2021. Photo: JVW