Hlompho Kekana

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Hlompho Kekana
Personal information
Full name Hlompho Alpheus Kekana
Date of birth (1985-05-23) 23 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Zebediela, South Africa
Playing position Defensive midfielder,
Central midfielder,
Right back
Club information
Current team
Mamelodi Sundowns
Number 8
Youth career
Zebediela Junior Swallows
2002–2004 Tshiamo Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Black Leopards ? (?)
2005–2007 City Pillars ? (?)
2007–2008 Black Leopards 37 (0)
2008–2010 Supersport United 41 (1)
2010–2011 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 (2)
2011– Mamelodi Sundowns 136 (15)
National team
2011– South Africa 22 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 December 2016


Hlompho Kekana (born 23 May 1985 in Zebediela, Limpopo) is a South African football (soccer) defensive midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns.

On 4 March 2012, his team set a remarkable record in the Nedbank Cup when they beat Powerlines FC 24-0, with Kekana scoring seven of the goals.[1]

On 26 March 2016, while playing for the national team, Kekana scored on a shot from 65 yards against Cameroon. In 2016, he won the CAF Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns as the club's captain.[2] His 65 yards goal against Cameroon earned him a nomination for the FIFA Puskás Award.

International career[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list South Africa's goal tally first.[3]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 July 2013 Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia  Namibia 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 20 July 2013 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia  Lesotho 2–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 11 January 2014 Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa  Mozambique 2–1 3–1 2014 African Nations Championship
4. 26 March 2016 Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon  Cameroon 2–1 2–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 2 September 2016 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa  Mauritania 1–1 1–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

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