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LDF Ladies out for revenge


Seabata Mahao

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Ladies FC will be looking for revenge when they face Botswana’s Double Action Ladies FC in the regional CAF Women Champions League qualifiers today in Durban, South Africa.

The regional qualifiers, organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), kicked off on August 30 in Durban, and are scheduled to end on September 8 this year.

The last time LDF locked horns with Double Action, they were thumped 6-0 in their maiden appearance in the tournament in 2021.

But LDF may have a chance for revenge this time around since Double Action Ladies FC has started the tournament slowly with a 1-1 draw against Green Buffaloes,

LDF Ladies also drew their opening match against Ntopwa FC by the same scoreline earlier this week.

They fought from a goal down to salvage a draw with a goal scored by ‘Maserati Mohlolo, while Ntopwa’s goal came from Vanessa Chikupila.

After playing against Double Action, LDF will then face regional defending champions Green Buffaloes of Zambia on September 4 to complete the group A games. LDF have currently collected one point so far.

This is the second appearance of LDF Ladies FC in this tournament as they were knocked early on their first appearance in 2021 in the group stages.

Group B consists of Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa, Olympic de Moroni of Comoros, Costa do Sol from Mozambique, and Young Buffaloes of Eswatini.

The two teams that will top each group will advance to the finals, with the overall winner to represent the southern region in the continental CAF Women’s Champions League tournament to be held in Ivory Coast from November 5-19 this year. The regional competition serves as a preliminary stage for the continental Women’s Champions League.

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