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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
2 minute read
6 Nov 2021
9:00 am

Banyana ba Style ready to emulate the boys’ Champions League heroics

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

'We know history is at stake for the winners of this maiden edition, we are ready to stamp our authority,' says coach Jerry Tshabalala.

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies' training session ahead of the Caf Women's Champions League in Cairo, Egypt. Picture: Fareed Kotb/BackpagePix

Jerry Tshabalala has expressed his desire to see his Mamelodi Sundowns ladies side clinch the inaugural Caf Women’s Champions League trophy ahead of their opening Group B game against Kenya’s Vihiga Queens in Cairo on Saturday.

With the continental women’s club tournament on its first edition, another motivation for Tshabalala and his team is to become the first team to lift the maiden trophy.

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“We have to be united to be able to achieve success in this competition. We are here to fight for one thing which is the ultimate prize. We have a mission to accomplish in Egypt and we are not going to settle for less. The mission here is to win the tournament and to do it in style,” said Tshabalala.

“We know history is at stake for the winners of this maiden edition of the competition. We are ready to stamp our authority in this competition and we must do all we can to make that dream a reality.”

Goalkeepers coach Koketso Tshabalala revealed that the spirit within the team is very high and everyone is ready to do their respective duties.

“So far the mood in the camp has been positive and the feeling within the team echoes the same objective which is to win the title. Our mandate is clear and we are working together as a unit to achieve this objective. Thus far, training has gone well in Egypt and we are constantly trying out new methods to improve our overall tactical outlook. We are ready for the task at hand and we cannot wait to get started.”

Coach Tshabalala and his technical team will be hopping to see their team continue with their dominance in the Hollywoodbets Super League as well as their sterling performance at the Caf Cosafa qualifiers, where they were crowned the best women’s team in the region.

Banyana Ba Style will certainly be looking on the experienced players like captain Zanele Nhlapho, Melinda Kgadiete and Chuene Morifi to inspire the team to success.