South African side Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies defeated Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies 2-0 to win the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.
Goals from Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi gave the South Africans a deserving victory over Ghanaian counterparts in an epic final at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
With the prize of being the ultimate queens of Africa at stake, it was Mamelodi Sundowns who had the better of the ladies from Ghana to extend their three-year unbeaten run in all competition.
Yussif Basigi’s side started the game the livelier of the two sides but struggled to break down a resolute Sundowns defence that has not conceded a single goal throughout the tournament.
Chuene Morifi gave Mamelodi Sundowns the lead against the run of play when she was picked out in the box and she cheekily put the ball at the back of the net before the end of the first half.
The South African giants dominated the second half and were rewarded for their swift counter pressing with a goal when Andisiwe Mgcoyi was left unmarked only for her to calmly dispatched the ball into the back of the net.
As the game progressed, Hasaacas Ladies did not find their feet in the game and were rightfully beaten despite the South Africans having a woman sent off.