Sundowns Kekana

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Grant Kekana on holiday in Italy. Image: @papa_tsitsi/Instagram

Mamelodi Sundowns player in Italy

It’s holiday season in South African football. Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana’s Grant Kekana has hit Italy.

Sundowns Kekana

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Grant Kekana on holiday in Italy. Image: @papa_tsitsi/Instagram

June is a time to chillax and unwind in the football world. Mamelodi SundownsGrant Kekana has jetted out to Europe to relax him mind.


The season concluded at the end of May but players like Sundowns’ Kekana had a Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates in June. The 31-year-old missed Bafana Bafana duty in the second week of June through injury before going to the Free State to support his Sundowns teammates as Teboho Mokoena and Mothobi Mvala hosted development tournaments.

Finally, the Polokwane-born Kabo Yellow star had a chance to go on holiday. Kekana has posted a few images from his holiday in an unnamed destination in Italy.

Grant Kekana in Italy. Images: @papa_tsitsi/Instagram.


Former Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu dropped a bombshell exit last week. His former coach Rulani Mokwena has finally broken silence on the news.

The 31-year-old star from Duduza, Gauteng joined Kabo Yellow in August 2022 as a free agent after leaving Amiens in France. Suddenly, Zungu announced he is leaving Sundowns via Instagram.

“I say with a heavy heart that I will be leaving the club,” Zungu said.

Full Statement:

“I would like to thank Mamelodi Sundowns fans, technical team and the President for the last two seasons.

“The relationship I have with the club is beyond the professional space, Sundowns will always be family to me and the entire Zungu family.

“I will always be grateful for every opportunity I was offered, so I say this with a heavy heart that I will be leaving the club.

“Thank you to all the amazing supporters who have been amazing to me throughout, I will always be grateful.

“I wish the team all the best, I know bigger success awaits you.

I can’t say this enough, Thank You KBY💛,” the outgoing Sundowns star concluded.


According to Mokwena, the decision was between Zungu, the agent and Sundowns’ Sporting Director Flemming Berg.

“Always when contracts come to an end it’s quite complicated,” Mokwena told Powerfm987, as cited by iDiski Times.

“Because it’s the agent, it’s the player, it’s the club, and I don’t get involved in that space. So that space is more for the Sporting Director and the football club.

“Like I would’ve loved to keep Cassius [Mailula], just like I would’ve loved to keep Haashim Domingo. Sometimes in football… Eh, as I said to you. I said to you I would’ve loved to play Esperance on Saturday and it didn’t happen.

“Sometimes in life you don’t get what you want, and that’s the reality of the situation.

“And football is even worse because you go to move on. As I said to you, after 24 hours you’ve got to move on to the most important things because my love for any player at Mamelodi Sundowns doesn’t override my love for the club. My love for the club and doing what’s right for the football club.

“And as I said even in that sense, that is far more important than anything else,’ Mokwena concluded.

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