30 July 2018 – With the South African Football Association (SAFA) announcing that there will be a professional women’s league next season, the standard of the Sasol League has never been higher than before with teams vying for a place in the prestigious league set to kick off next season.
As a result, the standard of play has gone a notch higher and victory is no longer guaranteed for the so called “Big clubs” of the Sasol League.
Mamelodi Sundowns, who have dominated the Gauteng Sasol League over the years have are found the going to be a bit more tough than previous season with the club from the nation’s capital finding themselves in third position behind crosstown rivals, TUT Football and JVW.
Not all is lost for the Brazilians according to forward, Rhoda Mulaudzi who said the league race is still wide open and there was no need to push any panic buttons yet.
“I think the league race is still open for anyone and not all is lost. The log leaders still have tough matches to play in the next couple of weeks including a match against us, so a lot can still happen in that top three” said Mulaudzi.
The skilful Banyana Banyana added that as much as they were guaranteed a place in the professional league, they still wanted to finish the season as number one and compete in the Sasol National Championships.
“Even though we have automatic qualification to the league, we still want to finish the season at the top and compete in the National Championships. So, we not just going to let the league easily go, we will continue to fight until the final whistle of the last match of the season” concluded Mulaudzi.
Sundowns have an away tie with Nicco Taurious FC this Saturday who will be looking at bouncing back from their 3-1 loss to NWU Vaal this past weekend.