The absence of the fans will be felt – Kekana

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Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana admits that playing in an empty stadium without their twelfth man cheering them on will be a challenge but understands that containing the spread of coronavirus is more important.

Sundowns will return to action on 08 August in a Nedbank Cup semifinal clash against Bidvest Wits at Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

“It is going to be difficult and we won’t cope playing without the fans,” said Kekana.

With the Absa Premiership title and the Nedbank Cup at stake, Kekana says they will leave it all out on the field of play for the fans. Picture: Mamelodi Sundowns.

“We going to represent the fans very well as their absence will be felt and we must make sure that every game we play we play for the supporters so that they can feel our presence” He added.

‘The Brazilians’ fans usually create an electrifying atmosphere during Sundowns home and away matches, dancing, singing with the beating of the drums.

However, in these trying times, the health and safety of the spectators and the players is the number priority of the PSL and government.

Sundowns will play their remaining home fixtures in a Biological Safe Environment (BSE) in Soweto at Dobsonville Stadium.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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