The German mentor replaces Eric Tinkler who was shown the door following a poor start to the 2020/21 season.
“We know our country is in mourning because this boy is a legend that has really done well,” said the Sundowns co-head coach.
“We just need to find a way to live and show a lot of strength, which is what Anele would have appreciated,” said the Sundowns senior coach.
“Look, you cannot start to look at this and try to describe how it could have been averted (because it has already happened) or whatever. Condolences to his family, we have lost one of our soldiers,” said Malesela.
This is the second time Kekana has been nominated for award after losing lost out to Malaysian striker Mohd Faiz Subri in 2016.
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has lauded striker Zakhele Lepasa for his contributions in the team lately, but says the 23-year old still needs a bit of improvement in his game. 

PSL News Sundowns legend backs ‘fatigued’ Chiefs star Billiat to find lost form

“He has played lot of football, that what we must know also, loss of form is caused by too much football, and must be aligned with rest,’’ explained Warrior legend Peter Ndlovu.

PSL News Grumpy is Hunt’s default interview style, but Chiefs’ start is still worrying

With fixtures coming thick and fast, there isn’t even much time for Hunt to fix any problems on the training ground.

PSL News Truter happy to have won ‘awful’ game against Chiefs

A goal by substitute Joseph Mhlongo was enough to earn the Birds a shock 1-0 win over the struggling Amakhosi outfit at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night. 

PSL News Middendorp to ‘visit’ Maritzburg after resigning from Ethiopian side

“He is coming back here and I think it is just to iron out a few issues before he is hired. He is a top favourite of the chairman, and they have an understanding.

PSL News Hunt ‘disappointed’ again as Swallows fly past Chiefs

“Obviously disappointed… They had one chance and they scored. They weren’t much of a threat the whole night, I don’t think there was any threat at all. But you have to score,” said Hunt in a TV post-match interview. 

PSL News Swallows strike late to add to Chiefs’ misery

Amakhosi did have a ‘goal’ ruled out, but in the end Gavin Hunt’s side slumped to another defeat while Swallows go top of the table.

Lack of skilled administrators must give Khoza sleepless nights as he nears retirement

PSL News Lack of skilled administrators must give Khoza sleepless nights as he nears retirement

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza must be a very worried man as he nears his retirement from football. And he should be.

PSL News United appoint Buckley as interim coach

“It’s a normal situation when a coach goes, players start thinking about what’s going to happen,” said Buckley after he was handed the reins at United.

PSL News Chiefs have no time to waste as they look for a second win at Swallows

“After playing on Saturday and having to play on again Tuesday, you can only go through a few things and talk about it,” said Hunt ahead of their clash with Golden Arrows.

PSL News Chiefs’ Ngcobo gears up for derby clash

“We expect them to come out and attack,” the midfielder told the Chiefs website.

PSL News ‘Lala ngoxolo, Anele’ – tributes continue to pour in for the late Ngcongca

“I am saddened by the death of one of our own, Anele. We received the news this morning (Monday),” said Alex Shakoane.

PSL News Ngcongca’s sister pays tribute to the footballer: A giant has fallen

The death of the former Bafana defender in a motor vehicle accident on Monday has left his family in shock.

PSL News Safpu to initiate advanced driving training for footballers after another fatal crash

“Any life lost is one too many,” says South African Football Players’ Union (Safpu) president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe after learning of former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca’s death.

PSL News Tinkler sacked as he pays the price for Maritzburg’s poor start

Tinkler did get Maritzburg a top eight finish last season, but a poor run of results, carrying over from the bio-bubble, have forced the club’s hand.

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