Sundowns Ladies Prepare To Make Changes For Champions League

After successfully defending their league title, Mamelodi Sundowns ladies are preparing for the possibility of making changes on how they approach champions league matches. Coach Jerry Tshabalala is aware some of the teams have figured out how they play, and has made provision to tweak the system.

“When you look at our results immediately after the beginning of the Hollywoodbets Super League, you could tell teams had figured out how we play,” said Tshabalala.

The team is about to jet off to Morocco, where they will face Bayelsa Queens (Nigeria), Wadi Degla (Egypt) and TP Mazembe (DRC) in Group B. The coach is anticipating being on the receiving end of a defensive approach from opponents, and has mapped out a way to bridge the defence.

“As the coach and the technical team, we have realised that inverting some of our wingers gives teams an idea to apply the low block. And if your [opponents] are not clinical, it gives us that small opportunity. There are a few things we will tweak for that low block” Tshabalala continued.

The coach says his team producing players for Banyana, especially the ones that formed part of the WAFCON winning team, will come in handy.

“It’s a good thing we produce players for Banyana Banyana. The experience they have gained in the tournament will help the team in defending the title.”

Bambanani Nolufefe Mbane, Rhoda Mulaudzi, Melinda Kgadiete and Regina Mogolola of Mamelodi Sundowns with their Champions League trophy. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix