Former Black Princesses defender, Blessing Shine Agbomadzi was in action as Morrocan side AFAR put brilliant display to beat title holders, Mamelodi Sundowns 4-0 in Rabat to win the CAF Women’s Champions League title for the first time.
They are the second club to win the title following the creation of the competition in 2020.
Goals from Fatima Tagnout, Aziza Rabbah and Ibtisssam Jraidi inspired the Moroccan ladies to complete the host and win.
Coming into the game full of confidence, after winning the maiden edition, Sundowns were on the back foot from the very beginning as ASFAR’s rapid passing and the possession-based game proved too much for Sundowns.
Fatima broke the deadlock in the 15th minute from the spot before the other three goals in the second half.
Sundowns after receiving two ref cards struggled to deal with ASFAR’s punishing press and they went 2-0 behind in the 52nd minute courtesy of Aziza before the brace from Ibtissam in the 85th minute and the 89th minute.
It was the second meeting at the CAF Women’s Champions League between AS FAR and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.
The teams clashed in their final group game in 2021, the match on the 12th November 2021 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo ended 0-0.
Their clash at the Group Stages in 2021 ended in a draw and ensured that both teams would proceed to the Semi-finals where Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies defeated Malabo Kings after extra-time on penalties, while AS FAR were defeated by Hasaacas Ladies in their last four clash.
The teams ended the 2021 CAF WCL inside the top three, where Sundowns were the eventual champions while AS FAR ended in third.
Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa won the first edition after beating Ghanaian side Hasacas leaders by 2-0 in Egypt.
Blessing was part of the Hasaacas Ladies that played in the final of the maiden edition.