‘I warned you …’ said Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala after his team beat AS Far to reach the CAF Women’s Champions League final at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire, with the kickoff scheduled for 7pm on Sunday, 19 November 2023.
The Brazilians reached their third consecutive continental cup final after their narrow 1-0 win over the Moroccan opponents.
Last year Sundowns Ladies were on the losing end when Rabat-based AS Far beat them 4-0 to lift the continental cup in the final, and they now have a chance to win a second title in just three season.
Masandawana won the title in the competition’s inaugural season, and since then have become the team who have set the benchmark in Africa.
This means that they will almost certainly be favourites for the final where they will face Sporting Casablanca in the final.
“We are in the final. I warned you. I would like to sincerely thank the people of Korhogo. We feel at home. Now, we will have to correct our little shortcomings to be at the top on Sunday and offer an extraordinary finale to this audience.”Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Coach Jerry Tshabalala on cafonline.com
Sporting Casablanca can be seen as the new kid on the block, as their club was only founded 4 years ago, in 2019.
They beat Ampem Darkoa 3-2 on penalties on Wednesday night to seal their place in the final.
They have managed to win one trophy, since they came onto the scene and that was the Union of North African Football Federations Women’s Champions League, in August this year.
They could use their underdog tag to their advantage and fly under the radar ahead of the final, with all the focus being on Sundowns Ladies for the all important game.
Sunday’s final will take place the same venue that Tshabalala’s team won their semi-final, and the game will kick of 10pm.
AS Far will take on Ghanaians Ampem Darkoa for the bronze medal match at 10pm on Saturday, 18th November 2023 at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium.
Photo caption: ‘I warned you …’ said Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala after his team beat AS Far to reach the CAF Women’s Champions League final at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on Wednesday, 15 November 2023. Photo: Supplied