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UJ Narrow Gap On Sundowns Ladies At The Top

The return to action of the Hollywoodbets Super League saw league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies drop points as the University of Johannesburg (UJ) closed the gap at the top to just a single point.

The Tshwane Derby between Masandawana and TUT ladies could not be separated. Sundowns drew first blood through Botswana international Refilwe Tholakele in the first half. Her strike was however cancelled by Tshegofatso Motlogelwa late in the second period. Nevertheless, the African champions remained top of the log with 35 points from 14 matches, while TUT rose one spot up to ninth with 16 points from the same number of games.  

UJ has narrowed the gap on Sundowns to just a single point after their 3-0 win over rookies Lindelani Ladies. Thato Mofolo joined the top goalscorers’ chart with her eighth goal of the season while the other goals came from Gugu Dhlamini and Shannon Macomo, as the Orange Army remained in second spot with 34 points from 14 outings. Lindelani remained second from bottom with four points from 13 matches.

Elsewhere, the University of Western Cape (UWC) completed the top three standings after running riot against newcomers University of Fort Hare with a 4-0 scoreline in the Mother city. Sibulele Holweni, Noxolo Cesane, Khanya Xesi and Bongeka Gamede recorded their names on the scoresheet as the Blues amassed 29 points in their 13th outing. Fort Hare dropped one place to 10th with 16 points from the same number of games.

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  • Durban Ladies 1-0 City Lads
  • Thunderbirds Ladies 0-5 Royal AM
  • Copperbelt Ladies 1-1 First Touch Academy
  • University of Pretoria 0-0 JVW Girls
  • TS Galaxy Queens 2-2 Richmond United

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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.