Downs star earns mega new deal


Mamelodi Sundowns have made their intentions clear after handing skipper Hlompho Kekana a new mega deal that could make him the oldest player in the PSL.

The evergreen Kekana has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal that will see him remain at Chloorkop beyond his 39th birthday.

The 34-year-old, who turns a year older in May, has been with Sundowns since 2011 and will now continue in his marriage until at least June 2024.

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This comes as a groundbreaking move, with PSL players over the age of 30 rarely getting long-term contract renewals, but The Brazilians are making sure they do not lose one of the club's most valuable assets.

During his nine years of service thus far, the former SuperSport United star has won four Absa Premiership titles, two Telkom Knockout cups, one Nedbank Cup, the CAF Champions League and CAF Super Cup, and also featured at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

The Zebediela-born midfield workhorse could also become the oldest active player in the PSL in his final season in 2023/24, provided the likes of Moeneeb Josephs, Jabu Maluleke, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and a number of other call it quits before then.

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Check out the gallery above to relive some of Kekana's highlights during his time at Sundowns thus far...