Women's African Champions League draw made

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South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns LadiesThe coach of South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies says his side is ready to 'conquer Africa'

The draw for the first ever Women's African Champions League took place in Egypt on Wednesday.

The tournament will be hosted in Cairo between 5 and 19 November.

Hosts Wadi Degla were placed in Group A with AS Mande (Mali), Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea) and Hasaacas Ladies (Ghana).

Group B brings together ASFAR (Morocco), Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (South Africa), River Angels (Nigeria) and Vihiga Queens (Kenya).

"We are ready to go to Egypt and conquer Africa," rallied Sundowns coach Jerry Tshabalala. "If one wants to be a champion, you will need to play against strong opponents. We find ourselves in a very tough but exciting group."

Tshabalala said he was able to watch both Queens and Angels during the qualifiers, leaving Moroccans ASFAR as something of an unknown quantity.

"The only closed book is ASFAR - we will we need to go out there and find out how they play, how they apply themselves," he said. "We are doing our homework and looking forward to representing South Africa."

The line-up for the maiden finals was decided after Malabo King of Equatorial Guinea clinched the last place earlier this month.

All the teams bar hosts Wadi Degla came through regional events - with Rivers Angels, Hasaacas Ladies and AS Mande qualifying from West Africa, ASFAR from the north, Malabo King from the central area and Vihiga Queens and Sundowns Ladies from the east and south respectively.

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