Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies dominated the 2022 Hollywoodbets Super League Awards after walking away with the main accolades over the weekend.

Sundowns Ladies were crowned Hollywoodbets Super League champions last month. They continued their winning ways when Boitumelo Rabale was named the Player of the Season on Saturday.

Continuing the trend, there were no surprises when the Pretoria-based side’s mentor Jerry Tshabalala won the Coach of the Season award.

In other categories, JVW’s Nompumelelo Nyandeni walked away with the top goalscorer of the season award after finishing with 30 goals during the recently-ended campaign.

Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies’ Katlego Moletsane won Goalkeeper of the Season, while the Young Player of the Season went to Richmond United’s Nthabiseng Majiya.

The match officials were also recognised for their sterling work and Hloniphile Msezane won Referee of the Season while Amogelang Msiza walked away with the Assistant Referee of the Season award.

SAFA CONGRATULATE SUNDOWNS LADIES

South African Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan congratulated all the nominees and winners, and said the Hollywoodbets Super League has continued to grow from strength to strength.

“Next year there will be even more challenges. We must start building towards July and August, to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia,” he said.

Sundowns Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala
Sundowns Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala

“Next year we will also start the process to make a bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We have seen a 32 team World Cup for men in Qatar. With it the excitement and the growth of football. There is no longer a dominant centre of football anymore.

“It is so for men’s football and it is so for women’s football, and I think the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia will also demonstrate this. But the pillar and foundation for all this growth has been the Hollywoodbets Super League. So we want to thank Hollywoodbets for the support over the years and we look forward to continuing this upward movement so that we can produce a team that can compete next year, and certainly a team that can challenge in 2027 when we host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in our country.

“So, thank you very much for your support and we look forward to continuing the partnership. Thank you very much.”  

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Player of the Season: Boitumelo Rabale

Coach of the Season: Jerry Tshabalala

Top Goalscorer: Nompumelelo Nyandeni

Goalkeeper of the Season: Katlego Moletsane

Young Player of the Season: Nthabiseng Majiya

Referee of the Season: Hloniphile Msezane

Assistant Referee of the Season: Amogelang Msiza

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were officially crowned the 2022 Hollywoodbets Super League Champions on Saturday. This follows a thrilling 5-2 victory over Richmond United Ladies in the final match of the season.

It was the Sundowns Ladies team’s third championship in a row after winning the SAFA Women’s League since its inception in 2019.

The Brazilian Ladies continue to dominate the league with the best records as they managed to win this year’s title in October 2022.  No other team could have mathematically caught up with them, with eight matches yet to be played.

They have also managed to set outstanding records for themselves as they only conceded 13 goals in 30 matches and scored a whopping 126 goals.

SUNDOWNS LADIES DOMINATE

For their triumph, Sundowns also walked away with R2 million. They will represent South Africa in the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League Zonal qualifiers. They will be looking to qualify for their third consecutive Champions League.

Sundowns Ladies-team
Sundowns-Ladies-team

The club will also be looking to address some of their shortcomings this year after managing a silver medal at the continental showpiece.

In the process, Mafikeng’s Golden Ladies and Tsunami Queens of the Free State were relegated.

Limpopo’s Copperbelts Ladies and AmaTuks were promoted to the women’s league for the 2023 campaign.

The Hollywoodbets Super League season awards will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2022. Individuals who excelled this season will also be honoured.