An emotional Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies head coach Jerry Tshabalala expressed his pride in his team after lifting the 2021 Hollywoodbets Super League trophy on Sunday, 5 December.
Banyana Ba Style closed off the season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over visitors Ma-Indies Ladies at Wits Sports Stadium with Andiswe Mgcoyi taking the Player of the Match award after scoring a double hat-trick and a goal from Lehlogonolo Mashigo.
“This trophy is just a reward for all the sacrifices, sweat and tears we have endured this year.” – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies head coach Jerry Tshabalala
“We intend to continue with this fighting spirit next year and many more years to come. Not only in South Africa but in world football,” warned Tshabalala.
Andisiwe Mgcoyi and Nompumelelo Nyandeni finish the 2021 South African Womens Super League season tied on 27 goals. Mgcoyi went into today's last game of the season against Ama Indies on 21 goals scoring 6 times for Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/XmIk5n76LC
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Mgcoyi finished the campaign as the top goalscorer after netting 27 goals and shares the Golden Boot award with JVW Girls FC’s Nompumelelo Nyandeni.
The Chloorkop side had a successful season, adding more silverware to their cabinet after winning the COSAFA CAF Women’s Champions League and the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.
“We are very proud of the ladies and the dedication they have shown this year. We have had a very difficult and exhausting year; playing in two major tournaments and leading the log in the Super League,” reflected Tshabalala.
Teams Battle for Log Positions
Tsunami Queens finished the season at the bottom of the log despite a 2-1 win over fifth-place First Touch FC in Polokwane.
University of the Western Cape finished in third place in their last game of the Hollywoodbets Super League after beating Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies 2-1 at Siwelele Park in Bloemfontein, while JVW finished the season in fourth place with a comfortable 6-3 victory over Richmond United.
Champions Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies walked away with R2 million, while runners up Tshwane University of Technology walked away with R1 million after trailing coach Tshabalala’s side by 14 points.
Hollywoodbets Commercial manager, Sandisiwe Bhengu congratulated the winning team on their successful spell this season: “Firstly, I would like to congratulate Sundowns Ladies on winning the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League and now the Hollywoodbets Super League. They are truly trailblazers in women’s football. The success of the Hollywoodbets Super League has gone far and beyond our expectations,” she concluded.
Photo 1 Caption: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies closed off the Hollywoodbets Super League season with an emphatic 7-0 victory over visitors Ma-Indies Ladies at Wits Sports Stadium on Sunday, 5 December 2021. Photo: Hollywoodbets SA (Twitter)