By Harry Awurumibe
Morocco’s top women’s football club, Association Sportive des Forces Armées Royales (ASFAR) on Sunday walloped defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns women’s football team of South Africa in the final of the 2nd CAF Women’s Champions League at Stade Prince Moulay in Rabat.
A second half hat-trick by ASFAR forward, Ibtissam Jharidi and one goal by Fatima Tagnout from the penalty spot early in the first half ensured that the host country’s club lifted the CAF Women’s Champions League cup with aplomb.
It was a match the South Africans played so badly and paid dearly for their lack of discipline and cohesion as two of their players were given the marching orders for reckless tackles.
Tagnaout put ASFAR in front in the 15′ while Jharidi made it two goals in the 52′ and from that time the floodgates of goals opened for the more purposeful Moroccan team.
ASFAR’s Jharidi was to score a hat trick in the match as Sundowns let themselves down.