Hlompho Kekana , We could have sealed the game

Hlompho Kekana , We could have sealed the game

Hlompho Kekana campHlompho Kekana looked like the forgotten man of South African football. He last played for Bafana Bafana two years ago in Auckland in a goalless draw against New Zealand.

Kekana put his head up and worked his socks off, putting in a sterling performance week in week out for his club Mamelodi Sundowns.

Kekana’s impression after 2 all draw against Cameroon

“It was a very tactical match; both teams had an attacking mind. It’s a game we thought we will win but it wasn’t to be. We gave away the lead too easily but then again a point away from home is also welcome, but we know we could have done better. But hey this is Cameroon we are talking about here,  few teams can achieve what we have done.” said Kekaha

Kekana made his debut in an international friendly clash away in Tanzania in 2011.

As a defensive midfielder, he also chipped in with goals every now and again which have seen his club top of Premier Soccer League table for almost the entire season.

Kekana made a return to Bafana Bafana to face Cameroon in a crucial 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and he continued where left off when he scored an amazing goal from his half – his fourth in South African colours on his 15th appearance.

Scored a beautiful goal

“This started at training at my club some four months back. I always check how the goalkeepers leave their lines when the opposition is attacking – being on the edge of the box, but then again it’s the modern game that allows them to do that. After we dispossesed Cameroon I looked up and saw the keeper well off his line and I took a chance, thankfully it went in.

The match ended in a 2-d draw at Stade Limbe Omnisports in Limbe, Cameroon on Saturday, 26 March 2016.

South Africa and Cameroon clash again in the return leg at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

Article:Madoda Ntuli

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