Mosimane and Mthethwa laud Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies after Champions League success

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  • Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa weighed in on Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies success in the Women's CAF Champions League on Friday.
  • Jerry Tshabalala's side beat Hasaaca Ladies 2-0 in Cairo through goals from Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi.
  • Former Mamelodi Sundowns men's coach Pitso Mosimane, who won the tournament in 2016, also congratulated the team.


Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa and former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane weighed in on Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies' CAF Women's Champions League success on Friday, saying it will be a tough act to follow.

Jerry Tshabalala's unit became the first team to win the tournament after seeing off Hasaacas Ladies from Ghana 2-0 in Cairo.

Goals from Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi were the difference as Sundowns, who required a tense penalty shootout to get past Malabo Kings in the semi-finals.

They didn't need to go that far in the final and the win also ensured they went through the tournament without conceding a goal.

Mthethwa said the team's success is a turning point for women's football in the country.

"This historic feat by Mamelodi Sundowns signals a welcomed turning point in the history of women’s football for our country," Mthethwa said.

"My good wishes to Mamelodi Sundowns for this emphatic announcement of South Africa’s arrival at the top end of the women’s version of continental football."

Mosimane, who won the men's Champions League with Sundowns in 2016 and has gone on to win the tournament twice with current club Al-Ahly, took to Twitter to celebrate the team's success.  

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