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
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."
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