Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have become the first-ever CAF Women’s Champions League winners. The South African side defeated their Ghanaian opponents Hasaacas Ladies 2-0 in the final on Friday evening.
The South African side took the game to Hasaacas Ladies in the opening exchanges and came close to going ahead from a set-piece in the 15th minute after Lerato Kgasago’s dipping strike sailed just over the crossbar.
Banyana Ba Style had a scary moment in the 24th minute after Rahama Jafaru went down from a challenge inside the box, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) reviewing the incident but did not spot any infringement.
However, Sundowns eventually broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute from a slick attacking move, as Mgcoyi went through on goal on the right side of the box and played a square pass that was tapped home by Chuene Morifi at the far post.
Sundowns held Hasaacas in their own half,. But Letona Daweti had a glorious chance just before the hour-mark after going through one-on-one with goalkeeper Grace Buoadu. But she miscued her lobbed effort.
Mgcoyi eventually doubled the lead for Banyana Ba Style in the 65th minute with a composed strike past Buoadu in one-on-one situation after a delightful through ball from Nonhlanhla Mthandi.
Hasaacas had a chance to pull a goal back in the last 12 minutes from a free-kick just outside the box but Perpetual Agyekum saw her free-kick palmed over the crossbar by Sundowns shot-stopper Andile Dlamini.
Sundowns Ladies were did finish the game with a player less after Regina Mogolola, who had just come on, was sent off after for a lunging tackle following a VAR review. But Banyana Ba Style were out sight and were crowned African champions.