- Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has voiced his approval for the contract extension agreed between Mamelodi Sundowns and Hlompho Kekana
- Downs offered the veteran player a four-year deal, which will see him remain at the club until the age of 39
- Letsholonyane feels it's a great reward for Kekana's loyalty and wishes his former side offered him the same courtesy years ago
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana extended his contract for four years.
While modern football clubs try their best to offer short-term deals for veteran players to minimise the risk involved, Sundowns have shown great faith in the 34-year-old.
The contract will now ensure that Kekana remains at the club after his 39th birthday and former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has welcomed the news.
Letsholonyane expressed his admiration for Sundowns and feels it's a brilliant reward for Kekana's loyalty and excellence.
Letsholonyane said, “He’s a good professional footballer and it’s obviously every player’s dream to spend as much time with the team that introduces you to the limelight, or rather gives you the platform to be a professional player and achieve a lot with that team."
Letsholonyane was seemingly forced to depart from Chiefs and settled in at SuperSport United, but Briefly.co.za detected some regret over the way it ended.
KickOFF.com reported that the 37-year-old alluded to wanting the same offer extended to him while at Naturena.
He added, “I think if I had the same opportunity years back, I would have grabbed it with both hands.”
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