By: T’soloane Mohlomi

Mamelodi Sundowns ladies goal poacher and Mehalalitoe forward Boitumelo Rabale will be welcomed in style as she arrives from South Africa later this month.

The prolific attacker comes home in the background and after having being named the Player of the tournament at the CAF (Confederation of African Football) African Women’s Champions League, where Mamelodi Sun downs Ladies emerged victorious for the second consecutive time after thrashing Sporting Casablanca of Morocco 3:0 in the final.

After the glorious victory Rabale went on to scoop the Women’s   Player of the Season accolade after her team replicated a league victory in the South African Women’s Hollywood Bets Super League.

With her consistent and exceptional performances, Rabale made Lesotho proud and according to seasoned local sports columnist Boitelo Rabele, residents and the community members from her home suburb of Qoaling in Maseru, paid for her plane ticket, and the star will jet in on 23 December, where a convoy will start from the Moshoeshoe I International Airport to her Qoaling residence where the festivities and celebration will take place.

“We encourage all Basotho to join in and be part of this historic moment.  Line the streets with flags, cheers, and chants to let her know how much we admire and respect her as a representative of the country.  Boitumelo’s achievements serves as an inspiration to all Basotho, especially our young athletes, showing that with determination and skill, anything is possible.

“Let’s give her the hero’s welcome she deserves and make this a day to remember for our nation. Spread the word, bring your friends and family, and let’s show Boitumelo Rabale the incredible support and love of the Basotho people,” his post read on Facebook.

Dawning the number 19 Jersey at Mamelodi Sundowns ladies, Rabale born on 05th August 1996 played football in the United States before coming to South Africa to join Masandawana.  She remains part of the Lesotho National Women’s team and recently featured in the Tshwane Derby which she described as “The best game of my life this season”. Rabale’s attacking abilities earned her a spot in the COSAFA CAF Women’s qualifiers which subsequently made her to be a part of the squad which travelled to Cairo to participate in the first women’s CAF Champions league.