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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
22 Nov 2021
10:34 am

Young Motsepe to reward Sundowns ladies for Champions League triumph

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

'It goes without saying that what they have achieved deserves a reward,' said club chairman Tlhopie Motsepe.

Tlhopie Motsepe, President of Mamelodi Sundowns says the club will reward Banyana ba Style for winning the inaugural Caf Women's Champions League. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Mamelodi Sundowns ladies are set to be financially rewarded for winning the Caf Women’s Champions League, club chairman Tlhopie Motsepe has stated.

Banyana Ba Style won the continental tournament in style, going all the way to the final without conceding a goal and beating Ghanaian club Hasacaas Ladies 2-0 at 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt last week.

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“It sounds like everyone in this room feels that these ladies should be rewarded, am I correct? The club has taken a policy to reward these women for the outstanding job that they have done and this is something that we are taking care of,” said the Downs chairman during the press conference upon the team’s arrival at OR Tambo international airport.

“It is between us (how much money they will get) and the ladies and the technical team but most definitely, it goes without saying that what they have achieved deserves a reward.”

Despite the club giving the players bonuses, Motsepe didn’t want to reveal the prize money for winning the tournament with Caf yet to disclose.

“I think out of respect for the organization because they still have to tell us what they are going to do in terms of prize money, we do not want to reveal any figures but we have taken care of that as a club.”

Furthermore, having raised the South African flag high, the Brazilians chairman hopes the success of the Downs ladies will motivate more young girls to dream big and achieve their goals.

“The future of SA women’s football looks bright and I think the sky is the limit. We hope that this team will inspire many young SA female players to achieve what these heroines have achieved.”