Kekana: We can't complain about spending Christmas in Algeria

2019-12-19 10:36
Hlompho Kekana
Hlompho Kekana (PA Images)

Cape Town - Hlompho Kekana says there's no time for the Mamelodi Sundowns players to feel sorry for themselves as they prepare to spend their Christmas in Algeria.

Masandawana will travel to Algeria on 22 December, a day after their Absa Premiership tie with Polokwane, to start their preparations for the CAF Champions League Group C clash against USM Alger, which is set for December 28.

This means the Sundowns squad will be abroad during the festive period, but Kekana won't complain because he sees the sacrifice as part and parcel of a professional footballer's life.

"It's a tricky one when you are leading a team like Sundowns where you are forever on the road," Kekana told New Frame.

"The little time we have, you have to try and give it to the loved ones, give them time and love, because the sacrifices we make for the good of the club are huge. We will travel to Algeria on the 22nd, when everyone will be with their families having a braai.

"But it's for the club, our supporters and our families we support from our football. Football is what we have as footballers, so we have to make sure that we work hard for the opportunities that we have. We can't complain. This is our job."

- TeamTalk Media


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