Palace Super Falcons Ladies are the new national women’s league champions, after their 2-nil win over Durban Ladies in the final of the Vodacom Promotion Playoffs, in Qwa Qwa yesterday.

In just her first season for the club, lethal Banyana Banyana striker Belinda Nkosi showed her worth once again by scoring a brace in the first half, to secure the title for Palace in the final played at the Charles Mopeli Stadium.

With both goals coming in open play, the Falcons have proven themselves to be master tacticians of the beautiful game.

Nkosi has been the Vodacom League’s top scorer this season, and yesterday she made her presence felt as her team-mates fed off her confidence.

The club’s director Bob Maredi said that he is “overwhelmed” by the team’s success. “We’ve been fighting all the way from the beginning, from the round robin stages.

“In our first game against the Brazilians from
Limpopo, we blasted them 5-nil,” Maredi told gsport.

In fact, Palace scored 22 goals in five matches in Qwa Qwa this past week, and yesterday they managed to hold off a determined Durban Ladies outfit.

“They (Durban Ladies) had some shots on target and they were very dangerous, more especially in the first half. But in the second half, we locked them out completely.

“We actually watched them when they played against Cape Town Spurs from the

Province, and we saw who was dangerous.

“They’ve got Veronica Phewa, who is playing for Banyana Banyana. They’re a very strong team; quite a few experienced players,” says Maredi.

Palace Super Falcons Ladies was started in 2002, and are based in Midrand. Today they are sponsored by Palace Engineering, coached by Dan Tshidi, and captained by Busi Fibanyoni.