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Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies will be out to prove their Womens African Champions League success was not a fluke when they defend their title in Morocco.
The South African championswon the inaugural eight-team finals last Novemberin Egypt, and begin their Group B campaign against Nigerian debutants Bayelsa Queens on Monday.
Sundowns will then face returning Egyptian club Wadi Degla and DR Congos TP Mazembe, another club making its first appearance at the tournament, which is being hosted in Rabat and Marrakech.
Theres a lot at stake for us as a defending champions - the pressure will always be there, coach Jerry Tshabalala said.
The good thing about this tournament is the girls are prepared and know what to expect. This will make my job easier compared to the previous one.
We need to prove that it wasnt a fluke for us to become the first team to win the Champions League. Its never an easy task to defend a title. There will always be a mountain to climb.
TP Mazembe are one of the continents giants in the mens game, having been crowned African champions five times, but their womens team was created just two years ago.
Womens competitions in DR Congo are less developed than in other African countries but Etienne Mboumba, the clubs womens sporting director, is dreaming big.
Our wish is to see womens soccer emerge, Mboumba told BBC Sport Africa.
Our goal is to win the Champions League. This is our plan. It would really be the best gift we could give to our club president Moise Katumbi.
He is always there, he is always listening. He is really a father for us.
Mazembe midfielder Juliette Atimango added: We do not fear any team and, with the help of our coaches, we have confidence.
Yenagoa-based Bayelsa Queens, meanwhile, travel to Morocco after Bayelsa State was badly affected bythe worst flooding the West African nation has seen in a decade.
In Group A, hosts AS FAR will take on Simba Queens of Tanzania, Liberian club Determine Girls and Zambias Green Buffaloes - three sides who did not appear in the first edition of the Womens African Champions League.
The Moroccans were beaten semi-finalists last year, while Green Buffaloes beat Mamelodi Sundowns on penalties in the final of their regional qualifying tournament.
The girls have been producing results and we are confident, Green Buffaloes coach Charles Haalubono said.
We won the Cosafa Cup [against Sundowns], but it was not easy. It was one of the toughest games we have ever played.
We have been working up front as during the Cosafa Cup we wasted a lot of chances.
Organisers the Confederation of African Football have announced the winners of the tournament will receive $400,000 in prize money.
The runners-up will be handed 250,000, with beaten semi-finalists taking home $200,000 and the teams finishing third and fourth in the group $150,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Although the figures are far below the $2.5m awarded to the winners of the mens African Champions League, Sundowns coach Tshabalala believes the prize fund is motivation on its own.
Everyone knows that if you win the Champions League, it will change some of the players lives, the 42-year-old added.
It doesnt matter which team gets to win it. Its an opportunity for them to go out there and say Weve got money in our pocket, this will make a little bit of a difference.
The tournament, which will begin on Sunday, culminates in the final in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, on Sunday 13 November.
Group A:AS FAR (Morocco, hosts), Simba Queens (Tanzania), Green Buffaloes (Zambia) and Determine Girls (Liberia).
Group B:Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa, holders), Bayelsa Queens (Nigeria), Wadi Degla (Egypt) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo).
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