Sundowns captain Kekana basks at prospect of lifting Caf Champions League trophy

The Brazilians captain is excited at the prospect of lifting the continent’s biggest club trophy on Sunday

Mamelodi Sundowns are 90 minutes away from winning their first-ever Caf Champions League title. Standing in their way are Egyptian giants Zamalek whom they visit in Alexandria on Sunday.

Carrying a 3-0 first-leg win, Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana is proud of his team’s achievements.

“I am proud of our work and I am proud of the team. We have three goals and we have to defend well if we want to win it. We know what’s expected of us and we are ready,” Kekana told the Sowetan.

“It’s going to be a good feeling (to lift the trophy as captain). This is an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. This is something I have always dreamt about,” Kekana said.

While defender Wayne Arendse will be miss the clash through suspension, Kekana who was a booking away from joining him is glad he came through unscathed.

“It was hard. I had to play out of character. I am always there in the kitchen where it’s hot. So I had to reserve myself and be a good boy which was tough.

“I am happy that I managed to pass the test and I am now going to play in the second-leg of the final and I am going to be like Mark Fish (a winner of the Champions League in 1995 with Orlando Pirates),” Kekana said.