Sundowns captaincy won't change Hlompho Kekana

Sundowns captaincy won't change Hlompho Kekana
Hlompho Kekana of South Africa during the AFCON Qualifier match between Cameroon and South Africa on 26 March 2016 at Limbe Omni Sport Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Friday Aug 19, 2016. 11:08

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana is adamant that his new found responsibility won't change him as a player nor person.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder officially took over the armband from Ramahlwe Mphahlele earlier this month, with Thabo Nthethe resuming his vice-captaincy duties.

Kekana, 31, revealed that his approach will be similar and that he will continue to lead by example as the Brazilians go in search of more silverware.

"It is going to be the same [I won't change anything], I think captaincy is just a title given to one person in the team," Kekana told

"You just have to be yourself and try and motivate the team and make sure you lead from the front - that is what I always do and I don't think I will change much on the field of play."

Sundowns first competitive match since Kekana took over as club skipper will be against Enyimba in the Caf Champions League next Tuesday. Sundowns have already booked their place in the semifinals as Group B winners.

Kekana is among the most decorated footballers in country having won the Absa Premiership of four previous occasions.

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