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Diamond Ladies on top of the log and aiming higher

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‘We aim to win the play-offs and represent the Northern Cape at the national level’ – coach.

The Diamond Ladies Football Club recently solidified their position at the top of the Northern Cape’s Sasol League Table with a decisive 2-0 victory over KHS Ladies. Picture: Supplied

The Diamond Ladies Football Club recently solidified their position at the top of the Northern Cape’s Sasol League Table with a decisive 2-0 victory over KHS Ladies.

Last weekend’s match, held at Boys High School, saw early goals from captain Katlego Moalahi and teammate Boniswa Molete, settling the result early in the game.

Diamond Ladies showcased their dominance in the first 30 minutes, with Moalahi opening the scoring, followed shortly after by Molete’s strike. This win marks the team’s ninth game of the season, helping them maintain an impressive record of eight wins and one draw, totaling 25 points.

They now lead the log by two points, staying ahead of their fierce rivals, Royal Wizards.

Coach Jack Junior expressed his optimism and ambition for the team’s future. “Our wish as Diamond Ladies Football Club, led by our technical team including Neo Molaolwa and myself, is to see our club winning Stream B and advancing to the positional play-offs of the province.

“We aim to win the play-offs and represent the Northern Cape at the national level. Since our promotion to the Sasol League, we’ve consistently finished second every season, losing out on goal difference to the Royal Wizards.

“It’s time for a change,” he stated.

Diamond Ladies have been steadfast in their commitment to developing women’s football despite limited community support. Their robust development structure has successfully promoted several players to the senior team.

Among these promising talents are Mpumelelo Moncho, last year’s top goal scorer at the Motsepe School Games from Kevin Nkoane Primary School, and Ntshepeng Ndlwana from the SA national team Under-15 high-performance centre.

Other notable mentions include 14-year-olds Bontle Madebe and Nokhanya Kwes.

Mbulelo Jack, founder and head coach of Diamond Ladies Football Club, emphasised the broader vision for the club and women’s football in the region.

“I would like to see our women’s football grow in Kimberley in good spirit and fair competition. We aim to develop our kids and provide them with opportunities across the country,” he said.

With their eyes set on the provincial play-offs and a possible national representation, the Diamond Ladies Football Club is poised to make history and thereby inspire the next generation of female footballers in Northern Cape.

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