Kekana explains SuperSport return from University of Pretoria
Posted: 18 August 2015 Time: 09:28
The urge to move out of his 'comfort zone' and the feeling of 'unfinished business' were two major reasons why Grant Kekana ditched the University of Pretoria.
Kekana rejoined SuperSport United on a three-year deal after a good season with AmaTuks.
"I could say that [moving out of my comfort zone] was one of the main reasons but AmaTuks helped me a lot to improve my game," he says.
"I felt like I needed to get out of my comfort zone and obviously here my place won't be guaranteed. I still need to prove myself to the coach and gain his trust so that he picks me for games.
"It's a challenge I'm looking forward to and I just want to work hard and play my part for the team to achieve great things."
The 22-year-old had a stint with Matsatsantsa before joining AmaTuks two years back. Kekana says that picking up where he left off was another challenge he wanted to confront with the former PSL champions.
"I just felt like there was also unfinished business.
"There was more I could have done for the team. Maybe I was still caught up and star struck and overwhelmed by where I was at that point in my life but I feel like I've matured now and I know what I want in life. I felt like coming back to SuperSport United to play my part and prove to everyone and myself that I can contribute to the team.
"I was young and I had just finished matric and to get a contract with a PSL team is not an everyday thing. At that point I was overwhelmed and I wasn't used to the exposure and surroundings."
He concludes: "Luckily I had guidance from Bongani Khumalo, Morgan Gould, Thabo September. They have helped me come this far and I want to achieve what they have achieved if not better."