Kekana praying for change in Bafana luck


Kekana was pulled out of the Bafana squad on the last two occasions he was called up by coach Stuart Baxter. 

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Before the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Senegal in Polokwane last season, Kekana was withdrawn from the squad due to a family matter that he had to attend to. His son was involved in an accident with the mother, and he immediately had to return to Gatueng to be with his family. 

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Last month Kekana was unable to join the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, due to a dead leg he sustained in the MTN8 second leg semi-final against Cape Town City. 

Baxter has included Kekana in his squad for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Seychelles and the midfielder is naturally eager to make his presence felt.

“It was disappointing. You know I always want to play. The match against Senegal was so important for me, because I like continuity from the last match. The last match, before that game against Senegal, was against Orlando Pirates and I felt that I deserved to continue where I left off, so I was disappointed to miss out,” Kekena tells

“The last game against Libya I got a dead leg, so it also disappointed me. Every time I am in the national team there are lessons that I get from other players, so I feel I missed out on getting lessons. I was disappointed.”

Sundowns will be in action against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium tonight (19h30). 

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