Sundowns stars challenge big-shot musicians in push-up face-off 

Denis Onyango, Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns and Leonardo Castro of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

In what is known as a Huawei Winter Challenge, Mamelodi Sundowns stars Denis Onyango and Hlompho Kekana have been pitted in a 30-second push-up challenge where they will go up against one of South Africa’s top musicians. 

The Masandawana captain and goalkeeper will go head-to-head with KwaZulu-Natal based DJ Tira, real name Mthokozi Khathi, who will team up with actor and musician Anga Makubalo, popularly known as Naakmusiq.

“I have a question for you South Africans, who do you think will win a push-up challenge between the soccer boys and the musicians? Myself and Denis Onyango have accepted the Huawei challenge as we take on DJ Tira and Naakmusiq. Bafana ba retla ba bontsha, ga re nyake go tlala le bona, loosely translated to ‘we’ll teach those boys a lesson’,” said Kekana his Instagram page.
Naakmusiq and DJ Tira also took to Instagram and posted a video of their own in response to the challenge as they appeared confident that they can outdo the Downs veterans when they go head-to-head on 1 July.
“There are two professional soccer players who think they can challenge DJ Tira and I to a push-up challenge. 30 seconds push-up challenge, who will win, the musicians or the soccer players,” said Naakmusiq.

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