JVW Girls end Sundowns Ladies winning streak


Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies’ impressive 27-match winning run has ended as they were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by newcomers JVW Girls at Tsakane Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Hollywoodbets Super League.

Chuene Morifi put Sundowns Ladies ahead in the early stages of the match before the experienced Banyana Banyana international Nompumelelo Nyandeni pulled JVW even in the 29th minute.

The Tshwane giants’ defence were found wanting again as JVW took the lead just after the halftime break through Isabella Ludwig.

However, Sundowns scored the equaliser a few minutes later via a Boitumelo Daweti cracker with the inaugural Safa National Women’s League, now called the Super League dropping points and conceding more than once in a match for the first time in the league.

It is still early days but JVW with several Banyana stars have proven in their first seven encounters that they are more than capable of challenging Sundowns for the title along with the University of Western Cape (UWC Ladies), First Touch Ladies, TUT Ladies, and Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies.

Sundowns top the Super League standings with 19 points – six consecutive wins and a draw, while JVW are in second place on 16 points with five wins, a draw, and a single defeat.

In other results on Saturday, UWC Ladies narrowly edged UJ in the battle of the universities to move into third spot while TUT Ladies, thrashed Coal City Wizards 3-0 away from home. Golden Ladies suffered a 1-0 defeat to Richmond United, while Bloemfontein Celtic beat Ma-Indies Ladies 3-2. Tsumani Queens also won their match against strugglers Durban Ladies 3-2.

Sunday’s only Super League match will see First Touch take on Thunderbirds Ladies at 15:00. The encounter will be live on SABC 1. 

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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