SSU Star Confirms Downs Switch

After six years at SuperSport United, defender Grant Kekana has confirmed to the Siya crew that he is joining rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

 

After six years at SuperSport United, defender Grant Kekana has confirmed to the Siya crew that he is joining rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

“My agent told me there had been an enquiry from Sundowns soon after the end of the season and he asked me if I would like to take the offer,” the 28-year-old said in an exclusive interview via Media on Tuesday.

“I realised the fact that I am not getting any younger and I’ve done so much at SuperSport, a club which has helped me advance my career. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have had this type of enquiry. So the right thing to do was to speak to the club – Stan Matthews (CEO) and the team have been so good to me.”

Once that part was done, Kekana put pen to paper on what will no doubt be a lucrative offer from Downs, a club that prides itself in paying market-related salaries.

There, Kekana will find ex-SSU teammate Aubrey Modiba, who also completed his move to the Brazilians in October last year.

“We did medicals at the club yesterday and then we are heading for camp to start pre-season,” said Kekana, adding that he was “up for the challenge” when asked about competition for places at Chloorkop.

“Even at SuperSport, when I started, there was Morgan Gould, Bongani Khumalo, Ricardo Katza and when I left now, a couple of guys like Luke Fleurs and (Thatayaone) Ditlokwe were doing well. It’s about grabbing your turn with both hands when it comes.”

Kekana said he’s not yet had a chat with co-coaches Manqoba Mngqithi and Rulani Mokwena, the duo he rates highly, given their most recent success last season to help Sundowns win a consecutive fourth league title.

“I don’t expect to just walk into the team. This team has been winning trophies, so there will be added pressure and I just need to keep working hard. I hope being versatile helps, but I am not here to look for any favours. I have to show that I am worthy of playing for a big team like Downs and I stay injury free.”

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