South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned as champions of the maiden TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Egypt 2021 following their 2-0 triumph over Ghana's Hasaacas Ladies in Cairo.
Following are the post tournament facts from Opta:
● Mamelodi Sundowns are the first winners of the CAF Women’s Champions League, beating Hassacas in the final (2-0); the South African team kept five clean sheets in their five games, no other team had more than two games without conceding a goal in the competition.
● Hassacas scored 10 goals in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season, the most of any team: they scored 2+ goals in four of their five games in the competition, only being kept scoreless in the final; they had five different players scoring for them, more than any other team in the competition.
● FAR Rabat scored each of their seven goals in the CAF Women’s Champions League from open play, more than any other team in the competition; Hassacas scored five goals from set piece situations, the most by any team.
● Rivers Angels averaged the most successful passes in the opposition half per game (136), as well as the most successful passes per game ending in the final third of the pitch (77) in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season; Mamelodi Sundowns completed 30 long passes per game, the highest average of any team in the competition.
● Rivers Angels and Mamelodi Sundowns each used 19 different players in the CAF Women’s Champions League; meanwhile, Rivers Angels’ starting XI had an average age of 21 years and 88 days, the youngest of any team.
● Hassacas’ Evelyn Badu scored five goals, the most of any player in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season; she also had the most shots (24) but it was Vihiga Queens’ Jentrix Shikangwa who had the most shots on target in the competition (8).
● Perpetual Agyekum and Evelyn Badu, both from Hassacas, were directly involved in five goals in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season, a joint-high in the competition (also FAR Rabat’s Ghizlane Chebbak – two goals, three assists); Agyekum was involved in a goal in four of her five games, with the only exception being the final.
● Ghizlane Chebbak created 14 goalscoring chances for her FAR Rabat teammates, the most of any player in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season – 12 of those chances came from open play.
● Vihiga Queens’ Lilian Awuor made 19 saves in the CAF Women’s Champions League this season, the most of any goalkeeper; she faced 24 shots on target, a joint-high alongside Malabo King’s Ruth Sunday.
● FAR Rabat’s Fatima Tangoed made 21 successful take-ons, the most of any player in CAF Women’s Champions League this season; however, Rivers Angels’ Vivian Ikechukwu had the highest success rate of take-ons amongst all players with 10+ attempts (83% - 10/12)