Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana has in the last week or so been one of the most talked about players this season following his rocket against Cape Town City and Bloemfontein Celtic – one resulting in a goal and the other an assist.
But the ever-modest skipper has insisted there is nothing special that he does, especially as he keeps going strong at 34.
When Downs hosted City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium last week, Kekana beat goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh with a stunner from long range as the two sides played to a 1-1 draw in their Absa Premiership clash.
Kekana attempted to replicate that on Wednesday away to Celtic and the shot came off the post and the rebound was guided home by defender Mosa Lebusa as the Brazilians managed a hard fought 2-1 win in Mangaung.
“To be honest there is nothing special that I do behind closed doors. I know that I am not better than my teammates and as a result I need to give more. That’s all,” Kekana said.
The skipper will be hoping to do just that when Sundowns face their Tshwane rivals SuperSport United on Sunday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium for their first leg semifinal clash in the MTN8, with the return leg at the same venue two weeks later.
“We have seen how they play and at the moment they are doing very well for themselves. It’s exciting to play a team that is on form and I think already the motivation comes from within because it’s a derby,” said Kekana.