Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Win Inaugural CAF AWC League

by | Nov 19, 2021

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies are winners of the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, after beating Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies Football Club 2-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, 19 November, 2021.

The two finalist teams had both topped their group stages with 7 points from 2 wins apiece, but the South Africans arrived with a distinction of not having conceded a goal in their campaign.

Sundowns started playing a classy game from the opening whistle, a pattern marked by short passes and light touches, and soon fell into a commanding role, controlling the pace of play.

Lerato Kgasago rattled the woodwork in the 8th minute, and it was no surprise when Andisiwe Mgcoyi set up 33rd-minute goal-scorer Chuene Morifi for the first-ever goal of the continental cup’s final. 

The Ghanaians were dangerous on attack, but a dedicated three-player defensive line ensured that each threat was extinguished without damage to the South Africans’ cause.

The first half ended with the South Africans holding their lead, and an increasing pressure building on Hasaacas.   

The writing was large on the wall when Andisiwe Mgcoyi showed composure to slot the ball home from open play in the 65th minute, doubling Sundown’s lead after an anxious minute waiting for VAR to confirm the goal.

The South Africans finished the game with a few worries, but there was no end to the smiles that will last long into the night.


Teams Qualified for the Inaugural CAF African Women’s Championship:

Group A
Wadi Degla Sporting Club (Egypt) (Group A)
Association Sportive de Mandé (Mali) (Group A)
Malabo King’s Football Club (Equatorial Guinea) (Group A)
Hasaacas Ladies Football Club (Ghana) (Group A)

Group B
Vihiga Queens Football Club (Kenya)
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Football Club (South Africa)
Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales (Morocco)
Rivers Angels Football Club (Nigeria)


Hasaacas Ladies Football Club (Ghana):
16 Grace Buoadu
2 Blessing Agbomadzi
4 Azumah Bugre
5 Janet Egyir (C)
6 Pepertual Agyekum
8 Fautina Aidoo
9 Veronica Appiah
10 Doris Boaduwaa
13 Evelyn Badu
17 Rahama Jafaru
18 Antwi Regina


Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Football Club (South Africa):
1 Andile Dlamini (GK)
3 Karabo Makhurubetshi
4 Thalea Smidt
5 Zanele Nhlapho (C)
8 Chuene Morifi
11 Melinda Kgadiete
12 Bambanani Mbane
15 Lerato Kgasago
16 Lelona Daweti
17 Andisiwe Mgcoyi
21 Nonhlanhla Mthandi


Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Road to the Final:

5 September

Sundowns Ladies Book CAF Women’s Champions League Spot

6 November

The Brazilians Win CAF Champions League Opener

9 November

Mamelodi Sundowns Clip Angels Wings in Egypt

12 November

Sundowns Ladies Book CAF CL Semi-Final Spot

15 November

Sundowns Ladies Progress to Inaugural Champions League Final


Photo 1 Caption: The Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Football Club’s Andisiwe Mgcoyi (right) is all smiles with a huge hug for 33rd-minute goal-scorer Chuene Morifi, in their TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League final  xxx-xxx win over Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies Football Club, at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, 19 November, 2021. Photo: CAF (Twitter)


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