Absa Premiership

Kekana on possible Bafana call-up

2016-03-09 20:44
Hlompho Kekana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - True to his humble nature, Hlompho Kekana is playing down his chances of being named in the Bafana Bafana squad to take on Cameroon twice this month in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Kekana has had a brilliant season with Mamelodi Sundowns where his game hasn't dropped even after losing his midfield partner Bongani Zungu to injury.

He has played as both the anchor in midfield and as a playmaker after Zungu's injury, when he has been partnered with Soumahoro Bangaly.

Zungu's injury and Dean Furman's dip in form makes Kekana an obvious choice for a midfield, where he could join Andile Jali and Kamohelo Mokotjo.

"I played my part in Bafana Bafana," Kekana told Vodacom Soccer. "It's time for people to select whoever is available.

"I would love to represent Bafana Bafana just like any South African footballer. I am happy to play football, that's been my biggest drive.

"It's every footballer's dream to represent their country but I wouldn't say much about me being chosen for Bafana Bafana.

"What I am focusing on is my team to do well and bring results which is what we are trying to do. I am happy with the progress of the team. 

"Obviously if I get called up I would relish it and honour it."


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