MEHALALITOE captain, Boitumelo 'Queen' Rabale has been nominated for the South African Football Journalists (SAFJA) Women's Footballer of the Year award.
Jan. 20, 2023
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Rabale nominated for SA player of the year award
Mehalalitoe Captain, Boitumelo "Queen" Rabale
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According to the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) Media Officer, Mikia Kalati, the Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies’ forward was impressive for club and country throughout 2022, scoring 30 goals in all competitions.
The 26-year-old played a pivotal role in the squad that was featured in the COSAFA Women's Championship and the CAF Women's Champions League in 2022.
“She netted 27 goals in all competitions for Sundowns Ladies and scored a hat-trick for Lesotho in the 3-0 victory over Eswatini at the COSAFA Championship,” he said.
Kalati said Rabale also bagged yet another award after a stunning season with Sundowns after helping the Hollywoodbets Super League champions retain their title.
This past weekend, he said, she received the most Improved Player accolade alongside Namibia's Peter Shalulile, as the two were top goal scorers in the Sundowns’ female and male teams.
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Rabale is a rare kind of player that has come out of Lesotho. Her unique skills took her to the United States where she played college football and also pursued her varsity studies.
Upon her return home at the end of her successful stint in the US, she joined the formidable Sundowns Ladies. – LeNA