SA Giants To Battle For Downs Skipper?
Some of South Africa’s biggest clubs are keeping tabs on Mamelodi Sundowns captain, Hlompho Kekana, after he entered into the last year of his contract.
The Siya crew reported recently that Masandawana were trying to tie their skipper down on a new contract at the club following months of fine performances, with the club seeking to avoid losing him at the end of the season.
Having lost their previous two captains, Alje Schut and Ramahlwe Mphahlele, on free transfers, ‘Downs will be keen to make sure that it doesn’t happen again with Kekana when his current deal expires.
As reported in this week’s issue of Soccer Laduma, both SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits are known to be keeping a close eye on the 31-year-old’s situation, while Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are also likely to be keen if he becomes available.
It is thought that Kekana has no intentions of leaving Chloorkop if they do offer him a new contract, but if he hasn’t signed a new deal by January, then he is free to open up discussions with any interested parties once he enters into his last six months.