Absa Premiership

Kekana: It was a very long season

2016-05-24 16:53
Hlompho Kekana (Supplied)

Pretoria - After being crowned as the Absa Premiership champions for a record seven times, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana insisted that the Brazilians deserve the championship crown due to their heroics throughout the 2015/16 campaign.

The Brazilians finished off their season in style by defeating Platinum Stars 1-0 in their last league game at the Lucas Moripe Stadium courtesy of a Khama Billiat first-half strike.

The hard tackling midfielder cited that it was a very long season and praised his team-mates hard working Sundowns team for their consistency.

Kekana was also chuffed with the fact that the Pretoria giants have set another record of reaching 71 points in a season, which he believes it will be their new target to break going forward.

"It was a very long season for us and we knew that it would be difficult at some point," said Kekana.

"But I’m happy for the boys and some of them won the league for the first time in their careers.

"For me as a player I believed that my experience helped to fulfilled some body's dream.

"I’m very happy because we are the champions again and with such performances throughout the season, we really deserve to be champions.

"And also set another target for us to break because we have reached 71 points."

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  hlompho kekana  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.