Kekana a big fan of Proteas' Tahir


Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana spent his Thursday afternoon watching the Proteas take on England in their opening ICC Cricket World Cup match.

The event was hosted by Castle Lager at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. 

Castle are backing three of South Africa’s national teams – football, rugby and cricket – and are offering everyone in South Africa who is over the age of 18 a beer if any of these sides reach the final of the major international tournaments they are competing in.

The Proteas and Springboks are competing in the Cricket and Rugby World Cup respectively, while Bafana Bafana are due to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). 

"The experience here is very good. I just came here to try and support the team and taking my mind away from football a bit. So far so, I’m enjoying ” said the Bafana international, who was dressed in his Castle Lager supporters' jersey.

The Proteas were beaten, as England won by 104 runs. Kekana, though, enjoyed watching a spot he seems to know a bit about.

“I’m a fan of Imran Tahir. I think if we bowl very well, we stand a chance of doing well.”

Kekana is expected to be in the final AFCON squad to compete in Egypt in June.

South Africans can partake in the "Beer For the Nation" campaign by simply dialing *120*1895# to register their details on the USSD line, at 20 cents for 20 seconds. Alternatively, visit and #OneNationOneBeer for further details.