Downs players hesitant to replace 'KK'


Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mosa Lebusa has downplayed his ambitions of being captain of The Brazilians in future.

Lebusa has been touted as the next captain of Sundowns when Hlompho Kekana retires from football.

Kekana, who is negotiating for a new contract at Chloorkop, will turn 35 in May and it is no secret that he is approaching the twilight of his career.

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Both Lebusa and Motjeka Madisha have shown qualities of leadership at Sundowns at a young age but the former is head and shoulders above latter in terms of experience having also captained his former club Ajax Cape Town.

"I don't want to think about that now," said Lebusa when asked about his ambitions of being captain.

"KK is a good captain. I don't want to put myself under that kind of pressure. Sundowns is a very big brand. To lead them now, I don't see that now. Maybe in the near future but not now."

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Kekana is one of the most successful captains in Sundowns history and has showed great professionalism and leadership both on and off the field.

He was recently honoured after playing more than 300 games in the club's colours since joining from Bloemfontein Celtic in 2011.

"It's everyone's dream to reach that amount of games. Not everyone does that," Lebusa admitted.

"The funny part is he doesn't get injured. That's a true professional. We look up to him. He tells the stories and we listen. We are happy for him to reach that amount of games."

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