Mamelodi Sundowns win CAF Women’s Champions League to dominate African football

Mamelodi Sundowns won the Women's African Champions League for the second time with a 3-0 win over debutants Sporting Club Casablanca in Ivory Coast.

CAF Women’s Champions League (Final)
Sunday 19th November
Mamelodi Sundowns 3 – 0 SC Casablanca

In a thrilling showcase of skill and determination, Mamelodi Sundowns secured their dominance in African women’s football by triumphing over Morocco’s SC Casablanca with a resounding 3-0 victory in the CAF Women’s Champions League final held at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo.

The South African team, led by a stellar performance from top scorer Tholakele Refilwe and Boitumelo Rabale’s precise strike, not only reclaimed the title they yielded last year but also etched their name in history by achieving this feat without conceding a single goal throughout the tournament.

The decisive match witnessed Sundowns’ relentless pursuit of victory from the outset. Refilwe’s 21st-minute penalty set the tone, followed by Rabale’s clinical finish before halftime, securing a two-goal lead.

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Despite Casablanca’s attempts to stage a comeback, Sundowns’ steadfast defence thwarted every advance.

Tholakele’s 78th-minute goal sealed the fate of the Moroccans, solidifying Sundowns’ grip on their second CAF Women’s Champions League title. 

This triumphant victory comes with a significant $400,000 winner’s prize cheque.

The road to glory for Mamelodi Sundowns was marked by consistent excellence as shown below:

Group Stage:
– Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 0 JKT Queens
– Mamelodi Sundowns 1- 0 SC Casablanca
– Mamelodi Sundowns 3 – 0 Athletico Abidjan

– Mamelodi Sundowns 1 – 0 AS FAR

– Mamelodi Sundowns 3 – 0 SC Casablanca

The South African club, who had won the inaugural title in 2021 and finished as runners-up to Moroccan outfit AS FAR in the second edition last year, won all five games at the tournament without conceding a single goal.

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Their triumph comes after Sundowns’ men’s side won the first ever African Football League last Sunday.

This campaign not only showcased Sundowns’ prowess but also highlighted their determination to reclaim and secure their standing as champions of the African women’s game.

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