The South African performed her half as her aspect subdued their guests within the opening group stage match of the competitors

Linda Motlhalo scored as Djurgardens earned a 3-Zero victory over Uppsala within the group stage of the 2020 Swedish Girls’s Cup on Saturday.

In July 2020, Motlhalo had assured Djurgardens’ Damallsvenskan survival as she netted in a 2-Zero victory over the identical foes, Uppsala on the ultimate day of the season at Stockholms Stadium.

After months of vacation, the South Africa worldwide was handed a beginning probability to proceed her advantageous showings towards the identical guests and she or he was in excellent kind on the Stadshagens IP.

Persevering with from the place they left off final season, Djurgardens bought forward early sufficient as Hayley Dowd opened the scoring within the 10th minute earlier than Hanna Ekengren doubled the lead 15 minutes later.

After the restart, Rachel Bloznalis grabbed the third objective of the encounter within the 70th minute to bury comeback hopes for Uppsala earlier than Motlhalo wrapped up the triumph two minutes from time. 

South Africa’s Motlhalo featured from the begin to the end of the encounter, alongside Ghana’s Portia Boakye in Djurgardens.

Having opened her second marketing campaign in Sweden with a objective, the Banyana Banyana star is seeking to surpass her private greatest final season, the place she scored twice in 20 video games.

The victory places Djurgardens on the high of the group, though tied on three factors and objectives scored with Umea, who additionally thrashed Moron 4-0.

Of their subsequent fixture, Motlhalo will sq. up towards compatriot Hildah Magaia and Moron within the Swedish Cup on March 21.

After three rounds of video games, the winner of the four-team group will progress to the following spherical of the 2020 Swedish ladies’s match.

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