Green Buffaloes Suffer Defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF Women’s Champions League Qualifiers
In a tightly contested match, Green Buffaloes Women FC faced off against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers. Unfortunately, the Zambian side was unable to secure victory, resulting in a 3-1 defeat.
The match saw both teams displaying their skills and determination on the pitch. Maylan Mulenga opened the scoring for Green Buffaloes with a goal in the 11th minute, giving the Zambian side an early lead. However, Mamelodi Sundowns fought back, with Zanele Nhlapho equalizing in the 32nd minute.
The second half continued to be intense, with Chuene Morifi netting a crucial goal for Mamelodi Sundowns in the 60th minute. Green Buffaloes attempted to make a comeback, but their efforts were thwarted as Tiisetso Makhubela converted a penalty in the 81st minute, sealing the victory for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Despite the defeat, Green Buffaloes displayed resilience and skill throughout the match, showcasing their potential in women’s football. The team’s journey in the CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers may have come to an end, but they can take pride in their performance on the continental stage.
Green Buffaloes Women FC will now shift their focus to the COSAFA Women’s Champions League, where they will compete in the third-place playoff match against Costa Do Sol. The match is scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2023, at 12:00, providing Green Buffaloes with another opportunity to demonstrate their prowess.
As for Mamelodi Sundowns, they have advanced to the final of the CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers and will face Double Action Ladies of Botswana. The winner of this final showdown will have the honor of representing Southern Africa at the prestigious 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League in Ivory Coast.
While the journey in the qualifiers may have concluded for Green Buffaloes, their participation in these tournaments contributes to the growth and development of women’s football in Zambia. The team’s dedication and passion for the sport continue to inspire fans and aspiring female footballers across the nation.