Mamelodi Sundowns collects the first 3 points from Vihiga Queens in Group B’s Matchday 1, at El Salam Stadium, Cairo.
Melinda Kagadiete scored the only goal for Mamelodi Sundowns early at the 3rd minute, to make the score 1-0 until the final whistle.
The second half witnessed some critical saves by The Queens’ goalkeeper, Lilian Onyango Awuor, to deservedly win the Woman of The Match Award.
AGNES NKOSI– Mamelodi Sundowns Coach
We tried to finish the match early, but they played defensively and their goalkeeper did great”.
“It’s good for us to have the three points to get the confidence the players need for future matches. We could’ve changed the result today if we’d converted our chances into goals, but this is what we’ll work on”.
Charles Okere – Vihiga Queens Coach
“I congratulate Mamelodi Sundowns on the win, and I congratulate my players on fighting till the end. We’ve trained to play defensively but we did not defend well. To be able to attack, we have to defend and prevent goals, so when we do that we can win”.
“It’s very encouraging for our goalkeeper to win Woman of The Match and will help her focus more”.
Lilian Onyango Awuor – Vihiga Queens Goalkeeper – Woman of The Match
“The match was not easy. But we will learn from it and keep going in the other matches”.
“Being Woman of The Match today motivates me to work harder on myself and help my team”.