Women Football Sundowns storm semi-finals after downing Atletico d’ Abidjan

Mamelodi Sundowns remained on course to defend their CAF Women’s Champions League title with a deserved 3-0 victory against Atletico d’Abidjan on Saturday.

Second-half goals courtesy of Matoba Cisse and Refilwe Tebogo, who scored a brace, enabled the South African champions to top their group for the third consecutive edition. Speaking after the game, Sundowns coach Jerry Tshabalala said as quoted by CAFOnline: “We achieved our first goal. I’m satisfied. We’re ready to face any team in the semi-finals.”

Meanwhile, Tebogo, who took her tally to three goals, added: “I’m keeping an eye on what the other top scorers are doing. There’s a lot of talent, it’ll be an exciting battle.”

Atletico coach Lancina Dao said: “We are eliminated from the competition, but we have learned a lot, both on the field and administratively. There will be a before and after our first participation in the CAF Women’s Champions League,” adding: “Now, we will return to our domestic affairs and do everything to compete in the upcoming editions of this competition.”

Sundowns are likely set to face Moroccan club ASFAR in the semi-finals.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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