Kekana on his journey from Black Leopards to Sundowns

Cape Town – Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says he is grateful to Black Leopards for launching his career but still wants to beat Lidoda Duvhaon Wednesday in the Absa Premiership.

Kekana started his career with Leopards over a decade ago and went on to win five PSL titles with SuperSport United and Sundowns. In addition, he won the CAF Champions League with the Brazilians.

He has also represented Bafana Bafana with distinction during his playing career as well.

“To tell you the truth I was a young boy with dreams. I always knew that I wanted to play for Bafana Bafana and that I wanted to play overseas and to win the league.

“I saw Alex Bapela [former Sundowns midfielder] winning the league, so I wanted to work hard to play for a team that has the same dreams as I do.

“I left Leopards to join SuperSport [in 2008] and I was fortunate that they were a team that was competing for trophies.”

He concluded of Wednesday’s game: “It’s going to be a difficult game because we are playing a team that plays good football. Plus it’s the second round where everybody is looking to get points, so we will go there very cautious because we want to make sure that we win the game.

“We will see how it goes, but I hope we win the match because we are playing at home.”


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