Last season it was not just the Mamelodi Sundowns mens team that won the South African league, but also their women’s team, and now both will get a chance in continental football.
Last week, the Sundowns women team were officially given their trophy for winning the SAFA Women’s National League, in a season where they had a one hundred percent win record before the league was stopped due to the covid-19 pandemic.
And now coach Jerry Tshabalala’s team will have a new challenge, as they compete in the recently announced CAF Women’s Champions League.
“We truly are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Women’s CAF Champions League,” Sundowns captain Avril Nkosi told the club’s website.
“We are excited to face the best teams in Africa. We have resumed training.”
“Our end goal in mind is to win the CAF tournament and retain our SAFA National Women’s League Champions title.”
“We are already on our sixth week with preparations for the big stages.”
The men’s team begin their campaign in the CAF Champions League later this month.