21 May 2021 – The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) exciting Sasol Women’s League was sorely missed during the 2020 season for obvious reasons. Teams were left to ponder if and when a return will happen but were pleasantly surprised to hear that the 2021 season would indeed go ahead.

The KwaZulu-Natal stream, which never fails to serve up a feast of decent footy, began the season in fine fashion. Certain clubs have hit the ground running and will be looking to stamp their authority again this weekend.

Both streams have lived up to the billing thus far with Sunflower Wfc bossing Stream A and Westville United FC running riot in Stream B. Both clubs have five wins from as many games.

Sunday, 23 May, will see all eight fixtures taking place in 13h00 kick-offs.

Stream A will see Sunflower Wfc traveling to Indumiso Sports Field to tackle bottom-placed DUT Midlands in what can only be described as a contrast of styles and a daunting task for the home team. Sunflower have been in red-hot form this term with a mammoth goal difference of +33 and are clear favorites, not just for this fixture but for provincial honours as well.    

Sunflower Wfc manager, Manah Nhlema, told SAFA.net that the team isn’t taking anything for granted.

“We take each game as it comes. One thing I can assure you of is that it won’t be an easy match. All teams come prepared and we will have to be ready,” she said.

Ngwelezane New Field will simultaneously play host to second-placed White City and third-placed Tottenham Ladies. Both clubs have ten points with Ladies having played a game more. Both will be desperate for a win to keep up the pace with Sunflower.

UKZN Women’s FC then play host to old rivals Unizulu in Westville and will be keen to make home advantage count.

The final Stream A fixture has second-from-bottom Golden Horse FC welcoming Darnell FC to Umzimkhulu Turf with the home team’s defense taking centre stage having leaked goals this season.

Stream B kicks-off with table-toppers Westville United FC travelling to seventh-placed Sapphire Ladies FC. The match will take place in New Germany and United will look to solidify their lead at the top with Lindelani Ladies hot on their heels.

Ladies themselves will play host to third-placed Newcastle, who also look solid having suffered just one loss thus far. It should be a cagey affair at John Dory Sports Grounds.

Ixopo Ladies then play host to Makhanisi FC at the Jeffery Zungu Sport Field while bottom-placed FC Angels welcome Umlazi Arsenal to Chesterville to round up Steam B proceedings.

It should be an intriguing Sasol League Sunday in match-day 6 of the KwaZulu-Natal region. Visit www.mywww.safa.net for the latest logs, fixtures and results of all your favorite leagues.