Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho
Kekana took time out to apologise to Luvuyo Memela after he injured the
Orlando Pirates winger on Monday night.
The pair clashed while going for a 50/50 ball and a high boot from
Kekana left a gash just above Memela's knee, resulting in him being substituted off as a precaution.
The Sundowns skipper admitted the incident affected his performance
for the rest of the match and was determined to make sure that his
counterpart was recovering well.
"Fortunately it was a scratch. I was not happy and my match just
ended because I was so sad. He went off with a stretcher, so I was not
sure how he was doing. I went to the dressing room and found him
showering because the rest of the team had not arrived and then I
apologised," he told Kickoff.
"I want to check on him again today and see how he is doing."
Kekana is well aware of the fact that Memela spent most of last
season injured with a knee problem, but the Pirates man reassured him
that he would be okay.
"That's what had me worried the most. He just came back and then now
he was being injured by me. He said 'It's alright, it's just a scratch'.
I was relieved to see that he was fine."