Aissata Traore's header seals maiden Turkish Women's League title for Besiktas

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The Malian forward was the heroine as the Black and Whites claimed their maiden Turkish top-flight crown

Aissata Traore scored the only goal as Besiktas pipped ALG Sport 1-0 in Sunday's final play-off at the Manavgat Atatürk Stadium. 

The outcome means the Black and Whites, who were previously back-to-back runners-up, are Bayanlar Ligi women champions for the first time in their history.

Having ended the regular season on level terms with Sunday's title rivals, Mutlucan Zavotcu's side needed a final play-off to clinch their first major silverware in the Turkish top-flight.

It was the Malian's second-half header which helped Zavotcu's ladies become the 10th different side to clinch the Turkish league diadem since it's launch in 1993.

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For Traore, she wrapped up her impressive debut season with nine goals and seven assists in nine games since joining the Istanbul-based side in February.

As 2019 Turkish league winners, Besiktas have automatically qualified to represent Turkey in the 2019/2020 Uefa Women's Champions League.

 

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