Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and SAFA Women’s League Retain Top Rankings

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies got a fairytale ending to their CAF Women’s Champions League as they beat SC Casablanca 3–0 in the final at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly on Sunday, 19 November 2023. Photo: CAF Women on X

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Football Club has laid the foundation as one of the most formidable females clubs on the African Continent. They became the IFFHS best women’s club in Africa of the year, for second consecutive year according to International Federation of Football History Statistics rankings that were released on 9 January, 2024. 

The ranking is based on the performance of clubs in international and national tournaments within the last 12 months. Sundown Ladies have confidently defended their CAF Women’s Champions League and Hollywoodbets Super League Titles in 2023, making them on the most successful team on the African continent.

Sporting Casablanca and AS FAR club teams that hail from Morocco completed the podium finish for the top clubs in Africa. 

University of the Western Cape, Janine van Wyk FC and TS Galaxy Queens complete Top 10 in the IFFHS Continental Club rankings for 2023, making SAFA Women’s League one of the most successful on the continent. 

South African Football Association Women’s League is ranked No.16 on the IFFHS Women’s League World rankings, based on the strongest leagues in the confederation. SAFA Women’s League is ranked three spots higher than fellow continental opponent Morocco, who is ranked No.19.

Spain remains in top spot, making UEFA the most successful confederation in the world, with a total of thirteen countries featuring in the top twenty.

Women’s Club Continental Ranking:

CAF Top 10:

1. Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies – South Africa
2. Sporting Casablanca – Morocco
3. AS FAR – Morocco
4. Ampem Darkoa Ladies – Ghana
5. JKT Queens – Tanzania
6. Green Buffaloes  – Zambia
7. University of Western Cape – South Africa
8. Janine van Wyk FC – South Africa
9. TS Galaxy Queens – South Africa
10. Wady Degla – Egypt 

Women’s League World Rankings 2023

1. Spain – UEFA
2. France – UEFA
3. Germany – UEFA
4. Brazil – CONMEBOL
5. England – UEFA
6. Italy – UEFA
7. Sweden – UEFA
8. Portugal – UEFA
9. Scotland – UEFA
10. Netherlands – UEFA
11. Mexico – CONCACAF
12. Belarus – UEFA
13. Norway – UEFA
14. Argentina – CONMEBOL
15. Czech Republic – UEFA
16. South Africa – CAF
17. USA – CONCACAF
18. Colombia – CONMEBOL
19. Morocco – CAF
20. Ukraine – UEFA


Photo Caption: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Football Club has laid the foundation as one of the most formidable females clubs on the African Continent, after being named the IFFHS Best Women’s Club in Africa of the Year, for second consecutive year. Photo: File

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