By: Sekonyela Qaitsane

Maseru – Former Matlama and Lioli FC midfielder Rasetabele Kalosane, was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown TY, Lithabaneng, in Berea District.

According to Kalosane family representative Thale Kalosane, who is also the deceased’s brother, the former player was stabbed to death in an undisclosed location in Capetown on the 2nd of this month. It also remains unknown why he was stabbed. Thale went on to state that Kalosane was now working in Capetown.

He went on to give thanks to the football fraternity for the unwavering support shown from the beginning to the end. He singled out LeFA, stating that the association, in association with Difa Berea, held a memorial service for the former player.

Speaking of the loss, he said the former Lesotho youth international has left a huge void in the family, and he was an important member. He leaves behind a wife and two kids, a boy and a girl aged nine and five, respectively.

Present for the sendoff were the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) representatives and the former and current footballers and coaches paid their last respects. 

For their part, LeFA also paid tribute to the former player on their social media platforms with a statement that read, “The Lesotho Football Association has learned with sadness of the untimely passing of former Makoanyane XI and Bahlabani player, Rasetabele Kalosane.

Kalosane was a talented midfielder who represented his country by playing for both the national U-17 and U-20 teams, where he played with some of the players in the current Likuena squad, such as Thabang Malane, Ts’epo Toloane, and Tumelo Khutlang.

LeFA sends its heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, former teammates, and all the clubs he played for.”

During his playing days, Kalosane also had brief stints with Likhopo, Ketane, and Morija-based Lijabatho FC.