Wadi Degla collected their first 3 points of the group stage, beating Mali’s AS Mande 3-1 at 30 June Stadium to go top of Group A after matchday 1, as the maiden TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League kicked off in Cairo on Friday.
The Egyptian champions took an early lead after just two minutes when Noha Mamdouh scored from the spot.
Fatumatu Dukureh doubled Wadi Degla lead, before As Mande halved the deficit at the 32nd minute, through Awa Traore.
After the break, Wadi Degla restored their two goal lead when Jassmin Theresa made it 3-1.
Degla goalkeeper Elham “Nasra” Abdelmalek made some critical saves to keep her side’s historic vicrory.