Sundowns star aiming to emulate club legend Hlompho Kekana

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Terrence Mashego.
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Terrence Mashego.
Lefty Shivambu

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Terrence Mashego has expressed his desire to emulate retired former club captain Hlompho Kekana.

Mashego completed a surprise move to from Cape Town City to the Brazilians mid-September and despite having played just one game for Sundowns due to injuries, the player believes he can reach ‘legend’ status similarly to the retired Kekana.

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"Mamelodi Sundowns is a massive football club that resonates with winning both on and off the pitch. It is the dream of every footballer to play for such a big team and I am very excited to have made the move" Mashego told the Mamelodi Sundowns Magazine.

"As a Mamelodian, I cannot wait to create more history with this team. I have been inspired by icons such as Hlompho Kekana and it is my wish to also become a legend one day."

After being called up to the Bafana Bafana squad for friendlies against Sierra Leone and Botswana In September, the 26-year-old missed out on national team action after being forced to pull out to due an injury sustained at camp.

Mashego is among several Sundowns stars who cut short their break to do individual training in an effort to fast-track their recovery and reach match-fitness in time for the Brazilians' return to DStv Premiership action.

Sundowns will return to league action with a clash against Orlando Pirates on 30 December.

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