The body of the young soccer player Kabelo Masalesa, who died in a drowning incident in Palestine while on a soccer development trip, is set to arrive back home today, 24 July.
Kabelo “KB” Masalesa, tragically drowned in a swimming pool on 17 July after the boys returned from a soccer session and decided to go for a swim to cool down.
Kabelo’s teammates arrived back in South Africa on 22 July, without their teammate and friend whom they fondly called KB.
Kabela was a talented soccer player, who played midfielder for the Black Poison, U13 team.
Kabela was one of six young soccer players chosen from Alexandra, Johannesburg along with 14 from Cape Town to take part in a football development trip in Palestine to participate in soccer matches with players from that country.
The teams were selected from a Free Palestine Solidarity Football Tournament that was held in Alexandra, Johannesburg early this year by the Embassy of the State of Palestine and involved U13 teams from the township.