Downs make final call on Kekana future


Mamelodi Sundowns have officially parted ways with long-time captain and club legend Hlompho Kekana.

Kekana's decade-long spell with Mamelodi Sundowns has come to an end after the club announced on Thursday that an agreement had been reached with the player for the early termination of his contract.

"Mamelodi Sundowns and Hlompho Kekana have reached an amicable agreement to part ways. KK, as he is affectionately known, had a contract that was going to conclude at the end of the current (2021/22) season," the club said in an official statement.

The 36-year-old played more than 350 matches for Masandawana and departs as one of the club's decorated footballers, having won six league crowns and the 2016 CAF Champions League and the 2017 CAF Super League titles.

"In almost all of his interviews, Hlompho always referred to himself as 'a boy from the village,'" Sundowns chairman Tlhopie Motsepe added,

"He is proud of where he has come from and his journey as a boy from Zebediela to a man leading Mamelodi Sundowns to the FIFA Club World Cup in Osaka Japan, is a story that I pray all future leaders in South Africa draw inspiration from."

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