Experienced hard-hitting midfielder and captain Hlompho Kekana has signed a new four-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday afternoon, the club announced.
The 34-year-old veteran player has played over 300 matches for Sundowns since joining the nine-time league champions from Bloemfontein Celtic during the 2011/12 season.
Kekana’s previous contract was set to come to an end in June and now he has put pen to paper in a deal which will keep him at Sundowns until 2024.
The love from this family and the environment where I can enjoy the game, I love humbles me,” said the Bafana Bafana midfielder Kekana.
“Kekana has had an illustrious career with the Brazilians winning four Premier League titles, One Nedbank Cup title, one Telkom Knockout Cup, One CAF Champions League trophy and one Super Cup,” reads the club statement.
“The Skipper has been an integral part of the ‘Brazilians’ team in the CAF Champions League, featuring in five games during this season’s campaign.
“All great teams have strong leaders and Kekana fits the bill, ensuring that he led the line by example as Sundowns remain unbeaten at home in the competition this year.
In the current season, Kekana has four goals and six assists in all competitions proving that age is just a number.
“This form has ensured that he remains invaluable to Sundowns and has seen him rewarded with the new contract that will run until 2024.”
By FARPost Reporter