Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies continued their rich vein of form during the midweek with a resounding 5-0 victory over Richmond United in the latest round of the Hollywoodbets Super League.
Braces from Lelona Daweti and Chuene Morifi coupled with a customary strike from Boitumelo Rabale ensured that The Brazilians cemented their spot at the top of the Hollywoodbets Super League.
Coach Jerry ‘Kappa’ Tshabalala had backed his team to dominate the ball in the key areas of the fixture and his troops did just that. The first 15 minutes saw the reigning champions all over their opponents with Daweti grabbing a superb double.
Masandawana continued to ramp up the pressure and was rewarded with a third goal thanks to Chuene Morifi who bagged her second goal of the season.
Three minutes after the restart, Sundowns Ladies scored their fourth, thanks to a sumptuous strike from Boitumelo Rabale who scored her 13th goal of the campaign.
Chuene Morifi completed her brace in the 75th minute and the defending champions held on to secure yet another dominant 5-0 victory.
Lelona Daweti who excelled throughout the encounter was full of praise for her performance and the team overall.
“Our plan was to get an early strike and we did just that. We knew how important it was to get the early goals and I am glad that we stuck to the instructions of our coaches. Richmond United has proved to be a tough side this season and we maximized our potential to a great effect. We are happy with the big win and the plan is to get some rest and prepare for the next,” Daweti stated.
Nhlanhla Mthandi who impressed in a deeper role was pleased with her showing in the middle of the park, “The game was not an easy one because our opponents love to dominate the spaces. We were fully prepared for the match, and nothing took us unawares. The early goals helped us settle quickly into the game and we never looked back after that.”
Sundowns Ladies have now accumulated 45 points thanks to 15 wins after 16 games played. The Brazilians have scored a league-high 72 goals and have conceded nine times, the best defense in the league.
Boitumelo Rabale still leads the Sundowns’ scoring chart with 13 strikes, with Andisiwe Mgcoyi and Miche Minnies both on 10 goals. Rhoda Mulaudzi, Gabonnelwe Kekana and Melinda Kgadiete have all scored five each.