An exhilarating day of football enthralled the community of Sasolburg as the grand finale of the Sasol League National Championships on 13 December saw Mamelodi Sundowns walk away with the prized trophy.
Gauteng’s Masandawana beat Cape Town Roses of Western Cape 5-0 in a one-sided final played under hot weather conditions.
SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan, FIFA Presidential Candidate Tokyo Sexwale and Executive Mayor Metsimaholo, Local Municipality Councillor, Brutus Mahlaku were some of the dignitaries who came to support the week-long event.
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies came out in full-force and dominated the match from the first half and scored their first two goals through Andisiwe Mgcoyi and Agnes Nkosi before Zanele Nhlapo converted a penalty which was awarded after a hand ball to give Masandawana a comfortable 3-0 lead going into the half time break.
The tournament top goal-scorer Andisiwe Mgcoyi made it 4-0 in the second stanza before Missy Sethunya put the final nail with the fifth goal on the 89th minute.
In the third and fourth place play offs, Limpopo’s Kantatla Ladies FC beat Durban Ladies 4-1 on penalties after the match had ended 1-1.
|Award Winners at the Sasol League National Championship:|
|Winners: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (Gauteng) – R50 000
Runners-up: Cape Town Roses FC (Western Cape) – R35 000
Third Position: Kanatla Ladies FC (Limpopo) – R25 000
Fourth Position: Durban Ladies FC (KwaZulu-Natal) – R20 000
Fifth position: Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies FC (Free State) – R18 000
Sixth Position: ALS Puk Tawana (North West) – R16 000
Seventh Position: Coal City Wizards (Mpumalanga) – R14 000
Eighth Position: Red Roses Ladies FC (Eastern Cape) – 12 000
Ninth Position: Galeshewe Ladies FC (Northern Cape) – R10 000
|Individual Award Winners:|
|Referee of the tournament: Ntombi Bolsiek
Coach of the Tournament: Jerry Tshabalala – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC
Goalkeeper of the tournament: Mpho Teffo – Kanatla Ladies FC
Top Goal scorer of the tournament: Andisiwe Mgcoyi – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC
Young Player of the tournament: Lelona Daweti – Capw Town Roses FC
Players Player of the tournament: Bongiwe Thusi – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC
Diski Queen of the tournament: Lerato Kgasago – Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC