Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were officially crowned champions of the 2021 Hollywoodbets Super League season on Sunday afternoon and rounded off the impressive season with an imposing (7-0) win over visiting Ma-Indies Ladies at Wits Sports Stadium.
Sundowns successfully defended their title in the Women’s national premier League to add yet another trophy in their rich cabinet after winning the COSAFA CAF Women’s Champions League and the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League in in a year in which they underlined their superiority.
Head Coach Jerry Tshabalala could not hold back his tears after his side collected a third title in a trophy laden season.
“We are very proud of the ladies and the dedication they have shown this year. We have had a very difficult and exhausting year; playing in two major tournaments and leading the log in the Super League,” reflected Tshabalala.
“This trophy is just reward for all the sacrifices, sweat and tears we have endured this year, and we intend to continue with this fighting spirit in next year and many more years to come. Not only in South Africa but in world football,” warned Tshabalala.
In the other four remaining fixtures of the Hollywoodbets Super League The University of the Western Cape finished in third place after beating Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies 2-1 at Siwelele Park, Bloemfontein while JVW Ladies finished the season in fourth place with a 6-3 victory over Richmond United.
First Touch Academy lost to bottom of the log Tsunami Queens 2-1 in Polokwane and Thunderbirds Ladies beat Golden Ladies 3-0.
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies walked away with R2 million as champions of the Hollywoodbets Super League while runners up Tshwane University of Technology walked away with R1 million.
“Firstly, I would like to congratulate Sundowns Ladies on winning the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League and now the Hollywoodbets Super League. They are truly trailblazers in women’s football. The success of the Hollywoodbets Super League has gone far and beyond our expectations,’’ said Sandisiwe Bhengu, Hollywoodbets Commercial manager.
The league’s success has shown how entertaining and passionate women’s football is. The only trajectory of the women’s game is up and Hollywoodbets is proud to be a part of the journey. It has been a fun and enjoyable experience working together with our partners SAFA who are ensuring that women’s football goes to the next level,” added Bhengu.