Very few players around the African continent have the ability at 34-years to earn a new four-year deal at a big club like South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns but trust Hlempho Kekana, he did.
The Masandawana skipper who joined the nine-time PSL champions in 2011 from SuperSport United has only become better like fine wine amassing over 300 appearances for the Brazilians.
Having won four league titles, a CAF Champions League title, and CAF Super Cup, one Nedbank and Telkom Cup titles along with playing in the FIFA Club World Cup, the hierarchy at Chrkloop decided to reward the Zebediela born with a four-year contract, and Kekana didn’t think twice.
“I have managed to renew my contract with Mamelodi Sundowns simply because I feel at home here,” Kekana told the club website
“I am loved and I have made beautiful memories here and I think I should continue with the people I’ve been working with since the day I came here, they’ve been good and kind to me that’s why I am always free,” he added.
The Bafana-Bafana midfielder also mentioned the fans aspect which has made him love the club more.
“Am happy because the fans love me and I love them back, I love the club too that is why it was easy for me to make a decision and renew my contract,” Kekana said.
Kekana is in outstanding form this season with four goals and six assists across all competitions. This form has ensured that he remains invaluable to Sundowns and has seen him rewarded with the new contract that will run until 2024.