Wednesday, Nov 09, 2022 09:14 PM
Mamelodi Sundowns star Boitumelo Rabale reiterated her desire to retain the Women’s Champions League title after starring in her side’s 1-0 win over Simba Queens at Stade Moulay Hassan.
After bagging a brace in the 5-0 thrashing of Wadi Degla, the Lesotho international turned out the heroine for the Cup holders after scoring the matchwinner with a sublime finish to guarantee her side’s back-to-back appearance in the final on Wednesday.
‘Queen’ as fondly called, remains focused on powering her side to the title as she admits her side faced their toughest game of the competition after the win over the Tanzanians.
Making South Africa proud!
🇿🇦 @SundownsLadies are off to their 2nd #CAFWCL final in-a-row! 👏 pic.twitter.com/47ldsiy9sI
“This is the goal we have before embarking on this competition, we are very happy to achieve it,” Rabale, who won the Woman of the match, said during the post-match conference.
“We had great opposition today possibly the strongest we have had since the tournament. I am happy to be the woman of the match and also happy helping my team to reach the final.”
Congratulations @RabaleBoitumelo for yet another stunner of a goal,outstanding performance and for winning PLAYER OF THE MATCH for the second edition of the #CAFWCL semis. #CAFWCL #SundownsLadies #EmpoweringOurGame pic.twitter.com/FwQFb98x8J
With three goals to her name and two Woman of the match accolades in the tournament, the Lesotho women’s team captain underlined the fighting spirit of her teammates in their latest triumph.
“I want to highlight the mental strength of our team. We had some difficulties, it was not an easy match,” she added.
“But we all throw ourselves in as individuals to come to defend our titles and we have done a good job so far as a team. I just want us to win this title and bring the trophy back home.”
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