The Mercury


- | Weekend results:

THERE was a glut of goals to mark the start of the Safa National Women’s League at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto, on Saturday and Sunday.

The first-ever football match in the league between Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and Richmond Ladies was shown live on SABC1, after all the recent uncertaint­ies with the national broadcaste­r threatenin­g a black-out because of financial problems.

Sundowns won the match 7-0, but at the end of the day, football was the winner with several commentato­rs hailing Safa for keeping good on their promise of getting the league underway.

Twenty-three goals were recorded in just two days of action – with 18 of those coming on Sunday.

Sundowns were the biggest winners, followed by Golden Ladies (4-1 over Thunderbir­ds) and TUT Ladies (4-2 against First Touch Academy).

The next round of games will be played on the weekend of 7 and 8 September at the University of the Western Cape.

Bloemfonte­in Celtic Ladies 0 University of the Western Cape 0 Durban Ladies 0 Tsunami Queens 1 University of Johannesbu­rg 0 Coal City Wizards 2 Golden Ladies 4 Thunderbir­ds 1 TUT Ladies Soccer 4 First Touch Academy 2 Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies 7 Richmond United 0.

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