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HISTORY: Sundowns Ladies win maiden CAF Women's Champions League after edging out Hasaacas Ladies in the final. Featured

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Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies make history by becoming the first club to win the TotalEnergies CAF Women's Champions League after resoundingly defeating Ghanaian giants Hasaacas Ladies by 2-0 at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo

 

The Masandawanas started the game on a very good note having dominated possession and also dictated the pace and pattern of the game in the opening minutes.

Their constant pressure awarded them a free kick just behind the edge of the box on the 8th minute. Lerato Kgasago with an expert delivery but missed the post by few inches.
 
Hasaacas Ladies begun to settle really well in the game on the 18th minute after Rahama Jafaru initiated a build up from midfield to Doris Boaduwaa but fired wide for a restart.
 
Jafaru Rahama drove them forward again, combines nicely with Evelyn Badu to set up Veronica Appiah but was brought down in the box. Appeal for penalty but the Ethiopian referee waved play on.
 
And just what they have been hunting for, Sundowns Ladies broke the deadlock of the game on the 33rd minute.
 
Melinda Kgadiete chipped in nicely to locate Andisiwe Mgcoyi on the right whose cross met a close range tap in from Chuene Morifi to hand them the lead.
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Even exchanges from the two sides from then, having taking the game at each other explosively but no goal was produced again until the first half was brought to an end.
 
In the second half, the South Africans again came really strong having gotten the first corner kick on the 48th minute.
 
Lerato Kgasago sent in a long corner kick which looked like going straight at goal but was cleared by skipper Janet Egyir.
 
Sundowns continue to pressed high up the pitch, Chuene Morifi set up Lelona Daweti who shot missed the post by inches.
 
The COSAFA champions doubled their lead on the 64th minute. Nonhlanhla Mthandi played Andisiwe Mgcoyi through beautifully who made no mistake by plotting into the buttom right corner to make it 2-0
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Evelyn Badu wins Hasaacas Ladies a free kick on the 75th minute. Perpetual Agyekum sent a powerful hit but bravely tipped off the crossbar by goalkeeper Andile Dlamini.
 
It ended 2-0 after full time. Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies are the champions of Africa.
 

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

 
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