Bayelsa Queens have experienced a 2-1 defeat versus Mamelodi Sundowns in their initial video game at the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League in Morocco.
The Nigerian champions who emerged as the WAFU Zone B representative after a gain in the ultimate in opposition to Ghanaian champions, Ampem FC, debuted at the CAF Women’s Champions League on Monday.
It was obvious that Bayelsa Queens had been playing at this stage for the initially time as they lost the sport only due to their inexperience, naivety, and poor selections both of those in the assault and in defense.
The Prosperity girls commenced like a dwelling on fire, mounting tension upon tension on the South African and African champions.
They could have been two ambitions up in the very first 20 minutes of the game but conclusions in front of plans enable them down.
The Queens rattled the South Africans but with no severe attempt to difficulties the champions, then against the operate of perform, Sundowns took the lead.
A very long ball from the South Africans missed by Nigerian defenders and pounced on by Lelona Daweti gave the champions the lead.
Nigerian champions ongoing to participate in and developed possibilities but as soon as all over again, the strikers unsuccessful to convert.
At 50 % time, Bayelsa Queens ended up the aspect doing the enjoying without having any major attempts while Sundowns obtained the only purpose of the activity.
Sundowns started off the second half with the better group, Bayelsa Queens grew into the sport but all over again for no purpose they just didn’t come across the ending touch.
A slip-up from one of Prosperity’s girls permitted South Africans to tee up Lelona Daweti who scored with a delicate chip.
Bayelsa Queens’ mentor produced a number of variations to his aspect and the substitution paid off as Mary-Magdalene Anjor scored a wonderful aim to pull 1 back again.
She got a ball in the region, twisted, and turned just before firing into the web – the goal was the first that Sundowns will concede at the event.
Sundowns won the CAF Women’s championship last time devoid of conceding a solitary objective.
Bayelsa Queens pushed for a late comeback but absolutely nothing arrived out of it – they considered they experienced a penalty late in the sport but immediately after VAR test absolutely nothing was supplied.
The Nigerian champions will be hoping they have get over their naivety when they deal with TP Mazembe (DR Congo) in their future activity on the 3rd of November at 8 pm Nigerian time.
Their final Team B game will be from Wadi Degla (Egypt) on the 6th of November by 8 pm Nigerian time.