Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC won the CAF Women’s Champions League for the first time on Friday night, defeating Hasaacas Ladies.
The Southern African champions defeated the Egyptian champions 2-0 in the final at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo.
Andisiwe Mgcoyi, the final’s woman of the match, made the difference with a goal and an assist.
Jerry Tsabalala, the winning coach, made two changes to the team that defeated the Malabo Kings, replacing Oratile Mokwena with the more experienced Mgcoyi.
Rhoda Mulaudzi was also replaced in the starting lineup by Thalea Smidt.
For the historic final in Cairo, Hasaacas coach Yusif Basigi picked an unchanged starting lineup.
The Ghanaians’ first genuine threat came from Hasaacas forward Doris Boaduwaa, but her effort hit the side netting in the 27th minute.
After a great build-up from the midfield, Sundowns scored the game’s first goal five minutes later.
Mgcoyi’s brilliant cross from the right found 30-year-old midfielder Chuene Morifi, who calmly tapped in to give the South Africans the lead.
Mgcoyi put her name on the scoresheet in the 65th minute, scoring from close range for her second goal of the game.
Nonhlanhla Mthandi set the stage for the 33-year-old, leaving her with only the goalie to beat.
In the 78th minute, Sundowns goalkeeper Andile Dlamini produced a spectacular stop to deny Hasaacas a goal following a superb free-kick by Perpetual Agyekum.
After substitute Regina Keresi Mogolola was sent off in the extra minutes, the South African champions were reduced to ten women.