Mamelodi Sundowns chairman, Thlopie Motsepe, was left impressed with new signing and Moroccan-born defender Abdelmonaim Boutouil, who spent his World Cup break to support Sundowns Ladies during their CAFWCL campaign in Morocco.
The left-footed center back joined the Brazillians in the current campaign, and has not yet featured in the domestic campaign for the defending champions, due to the club exceeding their foreign quota. Boutouil has featured once for Sundowns, and it was in the CAFCL against islanders, La Passe, a match Sundowns won 8-1 to progress 15-1 on aggregate to the group stages.
The CAF competition rules are not same as NSL/PSL rules concerning foreign-born quota. In the PSL, a club can only register 5 foreigners for a domestic season.
“I was so delighted when I saw him there [Morocco]. He is showing already that he has become a ‘Sandawana’. He is showing that he understands the values that we are trying to create as a football club; men supporting women and women supporting men’s team. It was great to see him there, and he made us feel like we were not completely outnumbered”.
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were defeated 4-0 in the final, as they failed to defend their CAFWCL title.
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