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Kekana Talks About Champions League Pressure

Hlompho Kekana Talks About Champions League Pressure

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 20, 2017 12:36 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns captain, Hlompho Kekana, says that it is normal for his side to be put under pressure in the CAF Champions League but maintains that the Brazilians are becoming mentally stronger.

Sundowns will lock horns with Esperance Tunis on Wednesday, June 21, in a must-win Champions League group encounter that will strengthen Masandawana’s chances of finishing in the top two of the group standings.

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Speaking to the Brazilians’ official website, Kekana revealed that it is normal for the team to feel pressure at this point but says that his side ‘will never give up’.

“We are no longer underdogs, but rather the team to beat. It is normal for defending champions to be put under pressure. What remains for us is to remain humble in our approach and to make sure we win our games,” the 32-year-old said. 

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“We prepared well, and it is clear all the players want to win. It is very important for us to win so that we are in a good space. We will go to the stadium to play our own game and hopefully, win.

“We are learning life lessons which you do not find in textbooks. The experiences are making us better players, better people and better individuals. We are getting stronger mentally and we will never give up. We are testing ourselves, our character and how we handle ourselves,” he added. 


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hoji Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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hoji Jul 04, 2017 11:27 AM
Tbos bafana team will gp places i tell u
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janeiro Jun 21, 2017 03:11 PM
Ka Bo Yelllow
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janeiro Jun 21, 2017 03:10 PM
In KBY I believe we can't beat Nigerian national team away and fail to beat Esperance away, anything is possible.
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mabuyasf Jun 20, 2017 08:34 PM
The yellow train HV spoken
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shayadawana Jun 20, 2017 07:08 PM
Thankx my captain its not over we ll fight
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Peace Ntshangase Jun 20, 2017 04:04 PM
That's powerful captain
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radzuma Jun 20, 2017 02:41 PM
Eish they increase my salary with R5000 I m happy
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75149316 Jun 20, 2017 02:30 PM
36 ONYANGO,27 Morena,4 Langerman,6 Arendse,16 Nascemento,8 Kekana 13 Mabuda,28 Laffor,22 Tau,11 Vilakazi 23 Zakri.
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fisto vs starless trophyless donkeys Jun 20, 2017 01:48 PM
Go masandawana go#security guard are earning better salaries than chiefs players#
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 20, 2017 01:48 PM
@Sfisomaz Hold your horses boy we not talking beer cup or macufe cup or swazi cow cup here, please behave when a African Champion speaks.
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 20, 2017 01:45 PM
The whole team is very positive about this game, I have a feeling we will win by a big margin score. #KaBoYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellow!
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Sfisomaz Jun 20, 2017 01:43 PM
Next time kekane
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Candy Cola Jun 20, 2017 01:35 PM
Yellow machine at it again.
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roger-fetumba Jun 20, 2017 01:25 PM
Yellow I Remain
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mtho4downs Jun 20, 2017 01:25 PM
Well said my Captain,,,,,, we Yellow Nation behind you boy, even if we don't go further as far as tournament progress you guys shall remain in our hearts...... We applaud the good work and great smile you put on our faces...... We are proud of you!!!! Kby
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NoelMoshia Jun 20, 2017 01:14 PM
go and make SA proud home boy.iam khosi fan but iam proud of your current indangered species squard of Madala Downs.
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Etolla Jun 20, 2017 01:11 PM
Good luck sundowns I believe u 'll make it.

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