South African club Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were crowned inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League winners after their 2-0 win over Hasaacas Ladies of Ghana at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Friday night.
Sundowns Ladies have matched the feat that was achieved by their male counterparts who won the CAF Champions League in 2016 under former coach Pitso Mosimane.
The South Africans secured this victory through a goal in each half by attackers Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi, who was named the woman of the match, as they became the first team to lift this trophy.
Sundowns Ladies opened the scoring after 32 minutes through a close-range effort of Morifi after she connected with a well-taken cross from Mgcoyi.
The Brazilians Ladies secured this match after 64 minutes when Mgcoyi, who supplied for the opening goal, turned finisher after she was released by a defence-splitting pass from Nonhlanhla Mthandi.
However, Sundowns Ladies finished the match with 10 women when substitute Regina Mogolola saw red for a dangerous tackle on Aidoo.
The referee brandished the red card following a lengthy VAR check.