Sundowns were knocked out in the group stages of the competition, despite going into the round robin phase as one of the favourites to progress to the knockout section of the competition. The defending Absa Premiership champions registered just one victory in six group matches, scoring five goals and conceding six times.
A new campaign kicks off today with a preliminary round clash against Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea and there's a good chance to make up for last edition's shortcomings.
"As a team we are excited to be back in the Champions League again. It's a tournament we really love participating in. We would want to try enjoy this moment in football and try to learn about the things we did not know about life," Kekana tells KickOff.com.
"The last time we did not do well, so we want to better the situation and try go further and try to win it. We have won it before, so it would be nice to win it again. It's something we are really working on."
Sundowns have not registered the likes of George Lebese, Lucky Mohomi, Thokozani Sekotlong, Aubrey Ngoma, Thela Ngobeni and Cuthbert Malajila for the competition.