Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Register Six Against JVW FC to Keep Pace With UWC

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Register Six Against JVW FC to Keep Pace With UWC

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at October 16, 2023 at 2:02 PM
  • Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies now sit second on the log after their third six-goal romp
  • Sundowns Ladies will have seven games left to overhaul the University of the Western Cape
  • The Tshwane ladies are up against UWC this weekend in a potential league title decider

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies are taking large leaps towards the title.

They recorded their third big win in succession to keep up the pressure on title challengers, the University of Western Cape (UWC).

Banyana Ba Style defeated second-place JVW FC 6-1 on Sunday, which followed two 6-0 wins against Durban Ladies and City Lads Ladies, respectively.

Mamelodi Sundowns ladies, JVW, 6-1, Hollywoodbets Super League
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies defeated JVW FC 6-1 to close in on table-toppers UWC. Photo: @SundownsLadies.
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Boitumelo Rabale and Karabo Makhurubetshi scored Sundowns Ladies' first-half goals as the reigning Hollywoodbets Super League champions went into halftime 2-0 up.

A flowing team move rounded off by Rabale just after the restart reaffirmed their dominance before Lehlogonolo Mashigo, Lebohang Ramalepe and Miche Minnies all netted to put the shine on the result.

The final stretch of the season is approaching and Mashigo described the team morale, as published by Sundowns FC.

“I am so happy for the team and we must continue to play like this in subsequent games. The team spirit in the camp is high and everyone is clicking at the right time."

Rabale was named Player of the Match for her two goals, which take her personal tally to a team and league-leading 18.

Sundowns Ladies now sit seven points clear of JVW, with two games in hand, having scored 72 goals in their 23 games.

They sit with a positive goal difference of 57, which is 11 better than UWC.

Their next game is this Wednesday against Coal City Wizards before a potential title decider away at UWC.

A Brazilian look-alike

Sports Brief recently reported on the similarities in appearance between Sundowns Ladies star, Miche Minnies and a certain Brazilian.

Minnies has disclosed that her father laughed at suggestions by fans claiming that she looked like former Barcelona magician, Ronaldinho.

A photo of the 21-year-old was posted on social media while she was on duty at the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers in Durban.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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