Rabale: Lesotho star fueling Mamelodi Sundowns’ Champions League title defence
Boitumelo Rabale is confident of inspiring Mamelodi Sundowns to a successful Women’s Champions League title defence in Morocco following her key role in a 5-0 win over Wadi Degla in Marrakech.
The Lesotho international joined the South African champions from rivals Bloemfontein Celtic in April 2021 but featured only once in the Brazilians’ triumphant campaign at the maiden edition in Egypt last year.
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This year, the Lesotho captain, also known as ‘Queen’, who is enjoying a prominent role, having featured in Sundowns’ back-to-back wins, netting a brace against the Egyptians to scoop the Woman of the Match award has credited her teammates.
“Winning the woman of the match is not an easy task and it’s a privilege to be one of the key players for the day,” Rabale told CAFOnline.com.
“It’s an achievement any player will value to be here so it’s always about teamwork that I’m here.
“Trusting in my teammates’ support and cooperation makes everything easier. I wouldn’t be able to put any of them off any time of my life, and it’s all about teamwork.”
Not yet Uhuru for the champions as they will need at least a draw to guarantee their progression to the semi-final – a challenge the 26-year-old midfielder feels is surmountable with flying colours.
“So my ambition for this tournament is to see my team [Mamelodi Sundowns] score three, twice every game and we will continue where we have left off in the coming games,” she concluded.