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R17m Sponsor In As Super League Heats Up

This past weekend’s national women’s league action wrapped up on a historic note as it saw Hollywoodbets unveiled as new sponsor before the Tshwane derby between Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) on Sunday.

The league is now known as the “Hollywoodbets Super League” after the betting company announced a R17million injection into the league for a season with an option to renew.

Sundowns winger Chuene Morifi earned the first player of the match that came with a R2000 cheque as her side saw off their local rivals 4-1 to remain second on the log with 12 points. 

First Touch Academy are now leading the pack for the first time equal on points with the defending champions but enjoy top position because of a healthier goal difference. First Touch thrashed Durban Ladies 4-0 in Chatsworth on Saturday and condemned the Kwa Zulu Natal-based side to the bottom of the log with no points.

JVW Girls suffered their first loss of the campaign, losing 3-1 to University of Western Cape (UWC) and dropped to third position with nine points while UWC are fourth on the table tied on seven points with Richmond United in fifth spot and TUT in sixth place. 

Bloemfontein Celtic were 3-1 winners over Thunderbirds Ladies at Dr Molemela stadium , the two sides lie in 10th and 11th spots on the log with four and three points, respectively.

There were two draws, a 1-1 stalemate between University of Johannesburg (UJ) and MaIndies Ladies. UJ are now placed in seventh position with five points while the rookies rose to number 12 with their second point of the season.

The other draw was in Harrismith between Tsunami Queens and Richmond United that saw Tsunami in eighth position on the log.

Golden Ladies were the biggest losers after suffering a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Coal City Wizards in Witbank. The result sees Golden Ladies second from bottom with no point in four matches while Wizards are ninth with four points.