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Tshabalala Reveals Secret Behind Downs’ Success

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies head coach Jerry Tshabalala says despite clinching a second CAF Women’s Champions League title, he doesn’t believe that his side was stronger than all the teams at the tournament in Ivory Coast, however they were better prepared.

Tshabalala’s charges beat Moroccan outfit Sporting Casablanca 3-0 in the final in Korhogo on Sunday evening, on their way to making a clean sweep at the individual awards as well.

The Hollywoodbets Super League and COSAFA champions have an unblemished defensive record and have scored 10 goals at this year’s competition.

Asked at the final post match press conference, if this is a sign of dominance by Banyana Ba Style the coach maintained that the separating point was better preparation by his side.

This is a second treble for the Chloorkop-based outfit after they won last season’s Hollywoodbets Super League and also the COSAFA regional zone championship.                                                                                            

“When I look at this, they normally say lightning doesn’t strike twice at the same place,” said Tshabalala.

“But it looks like it has stricken twice on the same place. The inaugural one we’ve won the tournament without conceding.

“Third edition we’ve won the tournament without conceding, I’m really, really happy. I wouldn’t say we were stronger than the other teams but I think we were well prepared, well prepared.”

Tshabalala is also hoping that FIFA will announce a Women’s Club World Cup soon and that would be a good target for Sundowns.

“Look we have won three of them, we want to keep on doing good but now the target we are hoping that soon FIFA can just announce that here’s a Club World Cup,” he added.

“That is the bigger vision for us, so hopefully if they announce earlier or next year, we are still the African champions and we stand a chance to represent [Africa].”

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.