Official: Downs Part Ways With Kekana
Mamelodi Sundowns and long-time captain Hlompho Kekana have agreed to part ways, the club announced on Thursday.
Kekana spent 10 years at Chloorkop during which he featured in over 350 matches but had fallen down the pecking order under the current technical team.
“Mamelodi Sundowns and Hlompho Kekana have reached an amicable agreement to part ways. KK, as he is affectionately known, had a contract that was going to conclude at the end of the current (2020/21) season,” Downs said in a statement.
Chairman of Mamelodi Sundowns, Mr Tlhopie Motsepe said “In almost all of his interviews, Hlompho always referred to himself as ‘a boy from the village’. He Is proud of where he has come from and his journey as a boy from Zebediela to a man leading Mamelodi Sundowns to the FIFA Club World Cup in Osaka Japan, is a story that I pray all future leaders in South Africa draw inspiration from.”
Kekana is one of the most successful players in Premier Soccer League history after lifting six league titles with Masandawana and another two with SuperSport United.
During his time at downs, he also won the 2016 CAF Champions League and the 2017 CAF Super League, among other titles.