Kekana: I was a young boy with dreams


Kekana has come a long way since making his professional debut in the colours of Black Leopards in 2005, winning five PSL titles with SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns, as well as lifting the CAF Champions League as captain of the Brazilians.

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He’s represented Bafana Bafana, but the only dream he has not realised is playing overseas.

Despite not going abroad, the former Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder has enjoyed a successful career domestically and will go down as one of the league’s finest ever players.

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“To tell you the truth I was a young boy with dreams. I always knew that I want to play for Bafana Bafana and that I want to play overseas and that I want to win the league. I saw Alex Bapela [former Sundowns midfielder] winning the league, so I wanted to work hard to play for a team that has the same dreams as I do,” Kekana tells

“I left Leopards to join SuperSport [in 2008] and I was fortunate that they were a team that was competing for trophies.”

Sundowns are determined to bounce back from their defeat to AmaZulu in their last league game, but will face a Leopards side desperate to get a win to enhance their chances of surviving at the end of the season.

Leopards have played some good football under coach Dylan Kerr and players will definitely be motivated to try get maximum points against the defending champions.

“It’s going to be a difficult game because we are playing a team that plays good football. Plus it’s the second round where everybody is looking to get points, so we will go there very cautious because we want to make sure that we win the game,” Kekana said.

“We will see how it goes, but I hope we win the match because we are playing at home.”

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