Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies dethrone Cape Town Roses to be crowned new 2015 Sasol League National Championship winners, at the DP de Villiers stadium in Sasolburg on Sunday. Masandawana defeated a ‘thornless’ Roses 5-0 as the Western Cape provincial winners were dominated from the blast of the whistle. The experienced Downs players made it impossible for Roses to defend their 2014 championship, banging in three quickfire first half goals.
Andisiwe Mgcoyi scored the first goal, followed by Agnes Nkosi making it 2-0 and the added pressure from Downs forced Roses to retreat further into their own half thus leading to defensive errors. c
In the second half, Masandawana continued to torment the Champions from Cape Town and made sure the duo of Nocawe Skiti and Nandipha Booi were starved of the ball.
The combination of Skiti and Booi that helped them win the 2014 league was non-existent in this game all thanks to a well-worked plan of immense pressing and it wasn’t long before Mgcoyi added a second to her kitty and making it 4-0.
Substitute Missy Sethunya’s goal put the game beyond doubt as 5-0 left the Ross dejected.
The defending champions were out classed in every department as Masandawana clinched the title in style, continuing the dominance of Gauteng teams winning the league five times out seven.
Andisiwe Mgcoyi impressive performance for Sundowns at the tournament has earned her a call- up to Banyana Banyana camp happening in January 2016.
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 – Cape 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