HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Women’s Champions League 2022 in numbers

The TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifier 2022 will be staged in Durban from August 7-13 and once again serves as a qualifier for the continental finals.

It is another chance for the region’s top teams to come together and compete, with not just a magnificent trophy on offer, but also the chance to advance to the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League later in the year.

We round up all the numbers on the competition!

1 – The winner of this year’s tournament will advance to the continental finals that are scheduled to be played in Morocco late in the year. There is only one slot for COSAFA teams.

1 – There will just be one venue used the competition this year, the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont.

2 – This will be the second year of the championship, with Mamelodi Sundowns the inaugural champions in 2021. They went on to lift the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League later in the year.

2 – The teams will be split into two groups, with only the winner advancing to the final. The second places teams will contest for the bronze medal.

3 – The number of goals Mamelodi Sundowns scored in the final last year as they beat Black Rhino Queens 3-0 in the decider.

3 – Three of the teams competing in the competition this year reached the semifinals in 2021. That is Mamelodi Sundowns, Green Buffaloes and Double Action Ladies. The fourth, Black Rhino Queens, could not compete due to Zimbabwe’s FIFA suspension.

4 – Mamelodi Sundowns only scored four goals in five games at the 2021 TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, but it was enough to lift the trophy as they did not concede a single one.

5 – Melinda Kgadiete from Mamelodi Sundowns was the leading scorer last season with five goals.

6 – The number of teams taking part this year – Costa do Sol (Mozambique), Double Action Ladies (Botswana), Green Buffaloes (Zambia), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Olympique de Moroni (Comoros) and Young Buffaloes (Eswatini).

6 – The biggest victory last season was 6-0, achieved as Mamelodi Sundowns beat Lesotho Defence Force by that scoreline. Double Action Ladies did likewise to the Lesotho side, before Sundowns also won 6-0 against the self-same Double Action!

7 – The most goals scored in a single game last year was seven as Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Manzini Wanderers 6-1.

8 – There will be eight games played in the competition in Durban, sic in the round-robin, the bronze-medal match and the final.

22 – Mamelodi Sundowns scored 18 goals in their three group games last year, with six in each. They had 22 in five matches at the end of the competition, conceding only once.

42 – The number of goals scored in the 12 games last year, an average of 3.5 per game!