Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have reclaimed the CAF Women’s Champions League after defeating Sporting Club Casablanca 3-0 in the final on Sunday night.
The mouthwatering showdown took place at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Ivory Coast.
A goal from Boitumelo Rabale and Refilwe Tholakele’s brace was enough for Sundowns to walk away victorious against the Moroccan side.
Below are the talking points from the Women’s Champions League encounter final between Downs Ladies and Sporting Club.
THREE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL IN A ROW
This was Banyana Ba Style’s third CAF Women’s Champions League final. In fact, it’s the most of all African teams.
The red-hot Brazilians have reached the final in every edition of the Women’s Champions League since the inception of the tournament in 2021.
FIRST TEAM TO LIFT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TITLE TWO TIMES
Jerry Tshabalala’s charges become the first team to lift the Women’s Champions League title on two separate occasions.
Sundowns were crowned the inaugural champions in 2021, and now in 2023.
Last year, they lost the title to ASFAR, whom they defeated in the semi-finals this year.
SUNDOWNS LADIES BEAT SPORTING CLUB FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE TOURNAMENT
Banyana Ba Style beat the Moroccan side for the second time in a row in this tournament.
Downs Ladies defeated Sporting Club 1-0 in the group stage of the competition.
Banyana Banyana star Melinda Kgadiete scored the only goal during their group-stage clash.
SUNDOWNS REACH 25-GOAL MARK
Masandawana became the first team to reach 25 goals at the Women’s Champions finals [three editions combined].
REFILWE THOLAKELE TOP GOALSCORER
In-form Sundowns Ladies star Refilwe Tholakele finished the tournament with five goals.
interestingly, Banyana Ba Style never conceded a single goal throughout the tournament.