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Breaking news: Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have been crowned as the Caf Champions

The Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies have represented South Africa so well as they won the Caf Women’s Champions League without conceding.

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has joined the chorus of South Africans congratulating Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies on winning the inaugural Caf Women's Champions League on Friday night.

Sundowns defeated Ghanaian club Hasaacas Ladies 2-0 in the final at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo, with Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi scoring one goal apiece in each half to become the first team to take the cup.

"This historic achievement by Mamelodi Sundowns marks a welcomed turning point in our country's history of women's football," Mthethwa remarked.

"My warmest congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns on this unambiguous declaration of South Africa's entrance at the pinnacle of continental women's football. Following in their footsteps will undoubtedly be difficult.

"We are looking forward to welcome our champions home, and we express our gratitude to Banyana Ba Style for a triumph that will provide women's football in our country a much-needed boost."

South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan joined Mthethwa in praising Sundowns' female players.

"We knew our ladies would accomplish it in the back of our minds because they appeared to be the most complete side from the beginning." The Hollywoodbets Super Competition, the national professional league, has done a lot to raise the standard of women's football, and more is on the way, according to Jordaan.

"The fact that our ladies finished the competition without surrendering a goal demonstrates the huge gap between them and the rest of the continent. They've set the bar high, and now it's up to them to keep it up.

"Women's football in South Africa has been advancing in leaps and bounds, and Banyana Banyana set the tone this year by winning the Aisha Buhari Cup in their own backyard, defeating Nigeria's Super Falcons."

Banyana coach Desiree Ellis chimed in, stating she never doubted Sundowns Ladies' ability to win the trophy.

"Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies on their African conquest. What a fantastic way to do it by going the distance without allowing a goal. "Take a bow, champs; you've made history," Ellis remarked.

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