Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies' Jerry Tshabalala now wants to conquer the world
Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies' coach Jerry Tshabalala is now aiming to conquer the world after leading the club to two CAF Women's Champions League titles in three seasons.
Tshabalala's team has been a dominant force in African football. They have won the South African semi-professional league, the Hollywoodbets Super League, three times in a row. They have also won the Cosafa Women's Champions League twice in the last three years, with the tournament serving as qualifiers for the Women's Champions League – which Sundowns has played in all its three finals.
Banyana ba Style bounced back from last season's disappointment where they were embarrassed by Morocco's AS FAR 4-0 in the final to avenge that defeat against Sporting Club Casablanca in Ivory Coast on Sunday. Sundowns beat Casablanca 3-0 in the final to become two-time African champions.
"We've won this tournament two times now in three seasons," said Tshabalala.
"We want to keep on doing good (in Africa). But now the target is the Club World Cup. We are hoping that FIFA will make an announcement soon and say, 'Here is the Club World Cup'. That's the bigger vision for us. Hopefully they announce it early, or next year when we are still the reigning African champions and we represent Africa."
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FIFA has revealed that they are in advanced stages in their plans to launch a Women's Club World Cup which would be contested by champions of the various confederations. In December last year, FIFA's Council approved the establishment of a Women's Club World Cup along with a futsal tournament and the expansion of teams at the Olympics, increasing the pool from 12 to 16.
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