Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Sasolburg, 9 December, 2015 – In the opening match on day three of the Sasol League National Championship, the 2013 Champion Mamelodi Sundowns faced tournament debutants Galeshewe Ladies FC in what would be a record breaking match in the Sasol League National Championships. Sundowns scored a whopping 25 goals past the Northern Cape’s goalkeeper to signal warning to the other teams at the tournament.

Andisiwe Mgcoyi, Banyana Banyana star player, who is the top goalscorer for Sundowns with 10 goals and Diski Queen of the match expressed her excitement about playing on South African soil once again. “We have travelled so often and it nice to be back home and scoring so many goals because it has been a while since I scored as many goals.”

Mamelodi Sundowns Coach echoed his striker’s sentiments when he said that his team came to break records at this tournament. “This was definitely a great result for the team and when any team comes to a match unprepared, they need to be punished. But this does not mean that we can relax in the matches coming up. Every opponent is different and we need to adjust as a team.”

The second match of the 14h00 kick off time, between Durban Ladies (KwaZulu-Natal) and Kanatla Ladies FC (Limpopo) played to a stalemate when they drew 0-0 at the final whistle with lots of missed opportunities for both teams. This draw resulted in both teams securing their spot in the semi-finals of which they the logs and best second place in their respective groups.

The third and final match of the day which kicked off at 16h30 between Bloemfontein Celtic v Red Roses FC which ended with the Free State hosts going 1-0 into the half time break.

Red Roses fought back but found themselves giving their opponents a penalty in the final minutes of the game which was converted into Bloemfontein Celtic’s second goal of the match.

“My team played well but this is not the result that I was hoping for. We will concentrate on winning fifth position now.” Said Bloemfontein Celtic Head Coach Edwin Lisene.

The Northern Cape winners, Galeshewe Ladies FC now exit the tournament.

Sasol Brand Marketing and Communication Specialist Brenda Mopeli congratulated all the participating teams for making it to the national championship and encouraged all teams to continue to cultivate their skills for the beautiful game.


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