Pirates inspired me – Kekana


Mamelodi Sundowns captain fantastic Hlompho Kekana has revealed his biggest dream that he’s yet to achieve despite being one of most decorated and successful footballers in South Africa.

Kekana has won 6 League titles and a CAF Champions League amongst other trophies, but representing the National Team in a FIFA World Cup remains one of his biggest dreams, despite being 34.

“It’s something that I’ve always wanted as a player obviously there aretournaments when you were in a village  you watch and you admire at the same time you picture yourself playing in those tournaments,” said Kekana, who  

The former SuperSport United midfielder also admits watching Orlando Pirates lift the CAF Champions League in 1995 was a huge inspiration for him as a young kid growing up.
DID YOU KNOW? Kekana is sponsored by Volkswagen Polokwane.
“My story I remember when I was young, I remember seeing Orlando Pirates lifting a trophy in Abidjan [Ivory Coast],” Kekana continued.
“It was our dream to see that happening and growing up I saw myself lifting the same trophy I saw Pirates lifting and it was a dream come true (lifting the Champions League trophy in 2016).
“So it’s for us really to continue living these moments and try having the drive to believe if the opportunity comes we will and grab those moments but I love the moments I’ve created so far,” added the Sundowns skipper .
Sundowns are still participating in the CAF Champions League in Group C alongside USM Alger, Petro de Luanda, Wydad Casablanca  and Kekana will be hoping Sundowns can go one better this time around after losing out in the semifinals against Wydad  Casablanca last season.
On the domestic front, Kekana will be action on Saturday evening when Sundowns welcome Polokwane City to Loftus Stadium (18:00).
By Ntobeko Mbambo

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