Sundowns Ladies learn CAF Women’s Champions League Opponents

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have learned their opponents at the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League. The draws were held at the Mohammed VI Technical Centre, Rabat in Morocco.

For this year’s competition, The Brazilians were drawn into Group B alongside Nigeria’s Bayelsa Queens, Egypt’s Wadi Degla, and the CAF WCL UNIFFAC Qualifiers champions yet to be decided.

Group A contains Morocco’s AS FAR, Tanzania’s Simba Queens, Zambia’s Green Buffaloes, and Liberia’s Determine Girls FC.

Coach Jerry ‘Kappa’ Tshabalala was happy with the outcome of the draw, “This is an exciting draw, and we are happy with the various teams we have been paired against. Last year, we faced a Moroccan side in ASFAR and a Nigerian team in Rivers Angels in the group stage and now we have an Egyptian team in Wadi Degla and another Nigerian side in Bayelsa Queens. This means we are playing against teams whose style of football we have come to understand. Hopefully, we will find out who the UNIFFAC champion is very soon. Overall, we are happy with the results of the draw.”

Last year, Sundowns Ladies made history by winning the first-ever edition of the continent’s premier women’s tournament. Most importantly, Kappa’s troops won the competition in fascinating style without conceding a single goal.

Kappa believes Banyana Ba style will have to bank on experience as they come up against some of the finest women sides on the continent in the quest to defend their crown.

“We expect the second edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League to deliver fireworks. Thus, we have to bank on our experience to be able to retain the bragging rights over the tournament we won last year. We are looking forward to making more history on the continent and we cannot wait to get started. For us to be champions of Africa again, we need to play against the stronger opponents, and we are ready for that,” Kappa concluded. 

Domestically, Sundowns Ladies have been rock-solid all season. The Brazilians have registered 45 points thanks to 15 wins in 16 games played. Banyana Ba Style has scored a league-high 72 goals and has conceded only nine times, the best defense in the league. Kappa’s charges also have an incredible goal difference of +63.

Sundowns Ladies are back in Hollywoodbets Super League action on Sunday, the 18th of September against the University of the Western Cape (UWC).