Clinical first-half performance power Sundowns Ladies to victory over JVW FC

A superb first-half performance helped Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies secure a 2-0 victory over JVW FC in the latest round of the Hollywoodbets Super League at Wits Main Stadium on Sunday.

Goals from Chuene Morifi and Nonhlanhla Mthandi were enough to hand The Brazilians maximum points to take another giant step towards retaining their title.

Coach Jerry ‘Kappa’ Tshabalala started with Sedilame Bosija in goal while Bambanani Mbane, Regina Mogolola, Chuene Morifi, and Tiisetso Makhubela anchored the defensive line. Rhoda Mulaudzi, Oratile Mokwena, and Lelona Daweti started in midfield while Nonhlanhla Mthandi, Boitumelo Rabale, and Melinda Kgadiete started upfront.

The defending champions fantastically began the game with several attacking moves in the opening minutes. Those early pressures paid off when Chuene Morifi finished off a fine team move in the 7th minute.

Kappa’s troops continued to mount attacking pressures and were rewarded with a second goal courtesy of Nonhlanhla Mthandi’s strike just before the break.

After the restart, Thalea Smidt and Chantelle Esau were thrown into the fray in place of Boitumelo Rabale and Oratile Mokwena respectively. Banyana Ba Style had several opportunities to add to the scoreline but was unable to secure the third goal as the game ended 2-0 in favour of the reigning champions.

Coach Jerry was full of praise for his team who secured a famous double over JVW FC, “We are very happy with our performance today because we faced a very resolute side. Like I said during the build-up, they are a team who possesses serious firepower to score against their opponents. We played with renewed purpose and ensured that we were impressive on both ends of the pitch. This win takes us closer to our goal which is to retain the Hollywoodbets Super League title. Kudos to the team for a job well done.”

With the win, The Brazilians have now accumulated 67 points thanks to 22 wins in 25 games. Banyana Ba Style has also scored a massive 95 goals and has conceded just 11 times, the best defense in the league.

On the Sundowns’ scoring chart, Boitumelo Rabale and Miche Minnies are tied on 16 goals apiece. Andisiwe Mgcoyi has 10 strikes, Melinda Kgadiete has 8 goals to her name while Rhoda Mulaudzi sits on 7 goals.

Up next for Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies is a clash against Coal City Wizards on Wednesday, 19th October, at Lucas Moripe Stadium. The kick-off time for the clash is 15h00.

1 Response
  1. Nephat Ncube

    I watched the whole match yesterday, quite a performance by the ladies very player looked very sharp… my only problem is decision-making with better decision making first half we could have scored 6 goals and I am not exaggerating. Technical team should instill in players of awareness knowing what to do with the ball before you even receives it and looking to -pass the ball to a player better positioned to score .. its not about self-glory its about the badge of Mamelodi Sundowns. I think the ladies are really putting up a fight in their games and by the time they go to Morocco they will be ready to defend the trophy