Hlompho Kekana says Mamelodi Sundowns didn’t want to be too greedy this season
Posted: 22 June 2017 Time: 14:04
Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says it would have been greedy of them to win all the cups in South Africa following their continental success this past season.
The Pretoria giants claimed CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup success in what was a memorable season for the Chloorkop outfit, yet were unable to match their continental efforts in the domestic league where trophies were elusive.
And skipper Kekana admist it was disappointing to end the domestic season empty-handed, but felt his side were giving their rivals a chance to shine.
“We want to win silverware whenever we play, but when that doesn’t happen we get disappointed like anybody else,” he told KICK OFF.
“We were disappointed as players to be honest. But again looking at the schedule we had, I don’t think it was going to be fair for us to try and win everything here at home – it would have been greedy of us.”
Kekana feels their continental success makes up for their lack of domestic silverware.
“We won these big trophies [CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup] in a space of two months,” he said. “We won the Super Cup, which only Orlando Pirates has won it long time ago when I was still at school.
“We’ve been to the [FIFA] Club World Cup. In as much as it’s disappointing that we didn’t win the league, I think in a positive way we showed that we are the best team in Africa.”
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