Celtic: Why Kekana had to go


The combative midfielder penned a three-year deal with The Brazilians, and Celtic says it was in their best interest.   A statement from Celtic reads: "Kekana had been in talks with Sundowns for a time and would not renew an improved contract with Celtic. If he left on a free at the end of this season Celtic would have lost out on regaining any financial recuperation.   "The fee is undisclosed but the club did make a profit on the midfielder. The club felt that with Kekana's mind elsewhere this season he could have been more of a liability and thus decided to sell him now."   In return, Celtic have welcomed Buhle Mkhwanazi on a season-long loan that formed part of Kekana's deal.   "Mkhwanazi is an extremely talented young player and was named Rookie of the Season at the Sundowns Player Awards for the past season and great things are expected of the young star."   Celtic add: "He will join the likes of Letladi Madubanya [recently bought from SuperSport United] in the middle of the park, alongside the engine of the Celtic team, Angelo Kerspuy. Also in the mix is stalwart Cecil Oerson, making Celtic's midfield combination an exciting one indeed." 

Downs fans: are you pleased to welcome Kekana to your club? Have your say HERE.