Soccer-Laduma can reveal that Mamelodi Sundowns are looking at extending midfielder Hlompho Kekana’s stay at the club beyond 2014, when his initial contract with the club expires.
“Strangely enough, Sundowns want to hold on to Hlompho for longer but he and his agent are still considering the offer. They aren’t going to rush into anything because there’s also no option (for renewal) in his contract,” revealed an informant.
Asked how Kekana felt about his stay at the Chloorkop-based club and extending his contract, the source revealed, “Well, he’s not really sure because, based on what happened this past season, not playing enough at the beginning and then featuring more prominently towards the end, he can’t be sure what to do. Obviously he finished the season in high confidence but anything can happen in the new season, therefore you can’t make future decisions based on what happened towards the end of the season.”
The crew put a call through to Kekana, whose cell phone kept ringing unattended and he has not returned our calls at the time of publishing. The next port of call was his agent, Mmatsatsi Sefalafala, who would neither confirm nor deny the story.
“The only thing I can confirm to you is that Hlompho still has another season to run on his contract with Sundowns,” he said.
The Brazilians recently confirmed 10 contract extensions on the club’s official website while confirming Calvin Marlin’s departure.