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Sundowns Move Closer To Third Hollywoodbets League Title

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies are now just four points away from retaining their Hollywoodbets Super League title after they thrashed Thunderbirds Ladies 7-0 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium this past weekend.

This was their second domestic win since returning from their successful 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League campaign in Ivory Coast.

Andisiwe Mgcoyi scored a first-half hat-trick and another in the second half, Miche Minnies grabbed a brace, while Lerato Kgasago was also on the score sheet as the African champions annihilated the Eastern Cape-based outfit.

Sundowns remained in second position on the log with 72 points from 27 matches, but sit now just just three points behind University of Western Cape (UWC), who won their last match of the campaign 3-1 against Durban Ladies.

UWC have completed their games and finished the season on 75 points, however Sundowns with three games in hand and better goal difference can defend their title with just four points from the remaining possible nine.

Meanwhile, Thunderbirds escaped relegation as they finished in 14th spot with 20 points, three points from already axed Coal City Wizards in 15th spot after they won 4-2 over City Lads in their final match.

JVW FC sent off their co-founder Janine Van Wyk off with a 2-1 win over University of Johannesburg (UJ) in Soweto. The match was Van Wyk’s last domestic outing, as she has already announced she will retire from football after the upcoming WAFCON qualifiers.

As it stands the Blue Diamonds are third on the table with 63 points from their 30 matches but that could change as TS Galaxy Queens, who dropped points against Copperbelt Ladies could surpass them if they win their last match. The 1-1 draw with the rookies from Limpopo saw the Rockets drop to fourth place with 61 points in 29 encounters while Copperbelt finished the season in 12th place with 26 points.

Meanwhile, Tshwane University of Technology thrashed the outgoing Ma-Indies Ladies 4-0 at home to finish the season in 10th position with 36 points. Ma-Indies finished bottom of the log with eight points. Their relegation was confirmed much earlier in the second round of the term, as they only managed two wins and two draws, while conceding 78 goals 26 less than the Wizards who have also been relegated to the SASOL League.

Elsewhere Royal AM were 3-1 winners over Richmond United in their final game of the season. The result sees them in fifth spot with 55 points and they will have to wait for University of Pretoria’s last match for a final sitting as Tuks are currently three points behind them with a game in hand. United finished the season in seventh position on 48 points.

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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.