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Queen eyes more territory


Staff Reporter

The Senior National Women’s soccer team Mehalalitoe captain Boitumelo Queen Rabale will be looking to add more silverware to her successful first year with South African elite league side Mamelodi Sundows when they head to Egypt for the CAF Women’s Champions League.

The-25-year-old in her debut season with the Tshwane outfit has already tasted success winning the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League COSAFA qualifiers in September.

Sundowns are also on the verge of successfully defending their Hollywoodbets Super League in South Africa, where they enjoy an 18 points advantage over second placed TUT FC.

“It’s been a very good and interesting first year at Sundowns. We are one game away from clinching the league title and will also be off to Egypt to play in the CAF Women’s Champions League.

“I want to help the team add the CAF Women’s Champions League title into their trophy cabinet. It will mean so much not only for me, but the Sundowns family and Basotho at large,” Rabale said.

The Lesotho star registered two goals as Sundowns clinched the lone COSAFA ticket after a dominant display winning all their six matches and scoring 22 goals.

Rabale admitted that it will be a different ball game in the eight-club tournament in Egypt, where they have been drawn in Group B against Kenya’s Vihiga Queens, Morocco’s AFFAR and Nigeria’s River Angels.

“We know what’s at stake and we have prepared very well as a team to take on the best in the continent. We have played a lot of games, which have helped our preparations and there are no injuries in our squad. We are ready,” she said.

The first edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League will be staged in Cairo, Egypt from today through the 19th day of this month.

Rabale returned to the SAFA National Women’s League now known as the Hollywoodbets Super League, after a successful spell in the United States of America (USA) where she was named the 2020 Junior College-All American National Women’s Player of the Year after her exploits with Clark and Community College.

She previously captained Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies to the then Sasol National League Championship in 2016 and 2017.

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