Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies delivered a ruthless attacking display against Coal City Wizards at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Wednesday’s Hollywoodbets Super League clash.
The Brazilians registered a comprehensive 9-0 victory over their opponents thanks to a hat-trick from Boitumelo Rabale and braces from Miche Minnies and Lehlogonolo Mashigo.
Rhoda Mulaudzi and Thembelihle Masibi were also on the scoresheet as the reigning champions surpassed 100 league goals this season in spectacular style.
Andile Dlamini made a return to the starting line-up in goal while Zanele Nhlapho, Karabo Makhurubetshi, Khutso Pila, and Thalea Smidt started in defense. Rhoda Mulaudzi, Chantelle Esau, and Lelona Daweti anchored in midfield while Boitumelo Rabale, Miche Minnies, and Thembelihle Masibi started upfront.
Banyana Ba Style dominated the first half with Boitumelo Rabale and Miche Minnies grabbing superb braces in the one-sided contest.
Five goals followed in the second half with Boitumelo Rabale wrapping up her second treble of the season. The hat-trick hero was full of praise for the attacking unit of the defending champions.
“The goals we scored today have increased our confidence ahead of the CAF Women’s Champions League. Kudos to the team for assisting Miche Minnies and I regularly. They believe so much in us and we are glad that our goals have powered the team to more goal-scoring records. The belief within the team is growing and we are happy with our progress,” Rabale stated.
Minnies also praised the team’s desire to smash the century mark of goals scored, “We desired to score as many goals as possible and we are very excited that we have surpassed 100 goals this season. We started the game in the best possible way and finished with a bang. Apart from scoring today, I am also pleased with the chances I created for my teammates as well as the assists. Football is a team sport and I am excited about my overall contributions to the success of the team.”
With a seventh straight win, Sundowns Ladies have now strengthened their grip at the top of the Hollywoodbets Super League with 70 points amassed thanks to 23 wins after 26 games. The Brazilians have now scored 104 goals and have conceded just 11 times, the best defense in the league.
Boitumelo Rabale has now returned to the summit of the Sundowns’ scoring chart with 19 goals with Miche Minnies just one behind on 18 strikes. Andisiwe Mgcoyi has 10 goals while Melinda Kgadiete and Rhoda Mulaudzi have 8 goals apiece.
Congratulations to the team on surpassing 100 league goals!!!