CAF Women’s Champions League winners, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, received a warm welcome from hundreds of adoring supporters at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday, 21 November 2021.
Captain Zanele Nhlapho led her team out of international arrivals with the prestigious trophy in hand as the Sundowns supporters broke out in song and dance.
Speaking at the celebration, club Chairperson, Tlhopie Motsepe, confirmed that the players will be financially rewarded for their outstanding efforts on the African continent.
— Tiisetso Malepa (@TiisetsoMalepa) November 21, 2021
“It sounds like everyone in this room feels that these ladies should be rewarded, am I correct?
“The club has a taken a policy to reward these women for the outstanding job that they have done, and this is something that we are taking care of.
“It is between us [the figures] and the ladies and the technical team but most definitely, it goes without saying that what they have achieved deserves awards and rewards.
“I think out of respect for the organisation because they still have to tell us what they are going to do in terms of prize money, we do not want to reveal any figures, but we have taken care of that as a club.”
Captain Nhlapho thanked South Africa for their incredible support throughout the campaign which she says was not an easy journey.
“It means a lot to us. To be honest the team worked incredibly hard, and we managed to do it because both our coaches were always pushing us and kept telling us that this is not going to be an easy journey for us.”
Defender Bambanani Mbane echoed Nhlapho’s sentiments, saying: “We are really grateful for the support that we have received since the day we left the country for Egypt till today when we are coming back with this trophy.”
Support on Social Media as South Africans Celebrated Sundowns Ladies’ Historic Feat
SAFA congratulate champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies https://t.co/wnmsPngBvr
— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) November 20, 2021
Well the particular story that stood up for is Mamelodi Sundowns ladies 🥂🍾👆👆 won the CAF women champions League on Friday and I was at the airport this morning to see them #kabo-yellow #masanadawana well done to the champions 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆
— Lethabo Shawn Segudla (@YounglionOVM) November 21, 2021
A message to our ladies who touched down in South Africa this morning! 🙌
Head to our YouTube to catch the full match reactions from yesterday's #DStvPrem encounter! 👆
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 21, 2021
Congratulations to Kick4Life Academy graduate Boitumelo Rabale on clinching the CAF Women's Champions League title with her South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies on Friday, and becoming the first Mosotho footballer to get this continetal glory. pic.twitter.com/KDwGq1W2Cx
— kick4life (@kick4life) November 20, 2021
Special shout-out to Mamelodi Sundowns ladies you out done yourself ladies congratulations…thank you Mr P Matsepe for the vision you have about our team pic.twitter.com/GsDQxEUk1R
— Sfiso J (@SfisoJ13) November 20, 2021
Photo 1 Caption: CAF Women’s Champions League winners, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, received a warm welcome from hundreds of adoring supporters at OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday, 21 November 2021. Photo: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (Twitter)