Hlompho Kekana has been appointed the new captain of Mamelodi Sundowns after taking over the armband from former teammate, Ramahlwe Mphalele.
Sundowns have confirmed that the midfielder will sport the captain’s armband as Mosimane’s side look to continue their winning ways.
“Being appointed captain of Mamelodi Sundowns is just a title bestowed on me, as the team is made up of many good leaders who will be surrounding me, who I would want to lead any time”, says Hlompho Kekana after he was announced as the new captain of the team at the weekend.
“I really did not see this coming. I know that I am an emotional player and have invested my soul in football. I always want to win and this is the spirit in the rest of the team. I have done much behind the scenes in terms of leadership,” Kekana said on the club’s official website.
Sundowns will travel to Nigeria on 23 August to face Enyimba in their final CAF Champions League group encounter, where Kekana will be the commanding force on the field as Masandawana look to claim yet another victory in Africa.
“As individuals, we might have differing opinions about issues, but in the end our common goal as players dictates what we need to do, and we are looking at challenging for trophies. Our goal right now is to win the CAF Champions League,” the midfielder concluded.
Kekana takes over the captain’s arm band from Ramahlwe Mphahlele, who left the team at the end of the season.
Thabo Nthete had been stand-in captain since then.