Kekana appealing to supporters to come in big numbers for Al Ahly match
Mamelodi Sundowns Captain Hlompho Kekana is appealing to supporters to come in big numbers, when they play against Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League quarter-final first leg encounter at the Lucas Moripe stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday. The match will kick off at 3pm after it was initially scheduled for Friday night at 9pm, but Ahly requested for a postponement. Kekana says they are playing against a big team. Fans wearing yellow regalia will enter the stadium free of charge, and those not in yellow will be charged R20. Sundowns do not have a good record against the Egyptian giants. They have always drawn against them at home but lost heavily away. But in 2016 they overcame another Egyptian team Zamalek in the final after winning 3-0 at home, but losing 1-0 away. Kekana says it is a big match. Kekana also says it is important to do well in Egypt, where the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June. Sundowns have five players in the Bafana team who are likely to go to Egypt. Kekana says the players need to be used to the conditions in Egypt. Kekana has been one of the most consistent performers in the PSL over the last five years. But he has never won any major award at the end of the season. He says he will continue to work hard. The Brazilians are fresh from their tough encounter against Orlando Pirates in a crucial league match on Monday night. The two giants played to a goalless draw at Orlando stadium. The match attracted a near capacity crowd, and Kekana says the league must embrace Monday night football.