Tlhopane Motsepe on possible role for Hlompo Kekana at Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns chairperson Tlhopane Motsepe has had his say on the possible behind-the-scenes role for club legend Hlompo Kekana.
Mamelodi Sundowns chairperson Tlhopane Motsepe has had his say on the possible behind-the-scenes role for club legend Hlompo Kekana at Chloorkop.
Last Sunday during half-time of their match against AmaZulu, the Brazilians honoured ‘Gonzalez’ for his over 10 years of service at the club and presented him with a memorabilia trophy.
As a captain, Kekana led Masandawana to CAF Champions League glory and helped them to six league titles, two Nedbank Cups, an MTN8 and two Telkom Knockout trophies.
Motsepe says the door will always be open for the Zebediela-born midfielder and further confirmed that the club is holding talks for the 37-year-old to return to the club.
MOTSEPE SAYS SUNDOWNS’ DOORS WILL ALWAYS BE OPEN FOR KEKANA
“Hlompho will always have an open door at Sundowns and it is important to know how he feels about the club because we also feel the same way,” said Motsepe as quoted by Phakaaathi.
“We are going to work very well to make sure that when you see Hlompho with the club, it is a position that fits the wonderful skills and ability that he has.
“We are happy that he is doing a wonderful job on television, I enjoy watching him as an analyst. But there is also enough time to contribute to the football club and to explore other things in football, and we will help him.”
‘WE ARE IN TALKS’
“We are in good talks and we have always said that the day he hangs up his boots would be the day where we have a proper discussion about where he wants to take things now,” he added.
“It is always important to give thanks to those who have played an important role in the club. It is also important to take into account what he has done and the amount of time he has committed to Sundowns and delivering titles.
“I don’t think people who support other teams would say a person like Hlompho should not get the time to be recognized and thanked. It is also about setting the right traditions at the club so that the youngsters can see how the club says thank you to.”
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