Head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies – Jerry Tshabalala has revealed how he neutralized and beat Hasaacas Ladies to win the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.
According to Jerry Tshabalala the plan was to stop the Ghanaian side to play from the back and control possession:
“I saw how Hasaacas Ladies played before. I needed to press them with three strikers. Lucky enough, they are not taller than us.
“We had confidence playing our football, and we frustrated Hassacas Ladies even though they played good football.”
Jerry Tshabalala noted that his only fear going into the final was how his striker had been wasteful throughout the tournament but they came to the party at the right time.
“I was afraid we were not clinical enough, but today we were marvelous. I’m very happy of my girls”.
“I spoke to Mgcoyi and told her that she needs to bring it to the party, and that’s what she did. I’m proud of her and the whole team”.
Andisiwa Mgcoyi who was adjudged Woman of The Match also expressed her delight:
“I was so stressed today when I woke up, because I was worried I couldn’t help my team from the beginning of the tournament.
“Also my coach needed me to help the team, this means so much yo us. We wrote our history. They will not remember Mgcoyi, they will remember Mamelodi Sundowns.
“To be the first team that wins WCL is huge. Women’s football is growing in Africa, and it’s a good thing for us to be role models for young girls.”
By Baffour Akwaboah