Baroka FC Chairman Kurishi Mphahlele says his club have no deal to sign former Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana.
Mphahlele insists that Baroka are looking to invest in youth and give young players first team opportunities.
Baroka not in for Kekana
He did say that if something came up where Kekana was available, he would welcome the Limpopo legend with open arms.
“Nothing is happening between us and Hlompho Kekana, we’ve never spoken to him or anything, it just rumours nothing else,” Mphahlele told Soccer Laduma.
“But as a Limpopo legend we would welcome him anytime and if he is open to join us we will definitely take him anytime, who can say no to Hlompho?, we will take him if there’s a chance.
“We’ve promoted two youngsters, they are both 17-years-old, they’ve been travelling with the club since December. Kabelo Kgosidsile and Thabang Moabelo. They very good, Kabelo also represented national under 17 team.”
Where will former Downs star land up?
Kekana is believed to have attracted interest from Amazulu FC and SuperSport United since being released by Mamelodi Sundowns.
The player himself intimated he would be unveiled by a new club before the end of the January transfer window, when speaking on his release.
“Hlompho Kekana is still a soccer player and has not retired. I have to sign with a PSL team very soon. This is the first time I’m a free agent,” said Kekana.
“I have a team and they will make an announcement very soon,” he added.
Kekana has been a free agent since his departure from Kabo Yellow on 11 November 2021 after ten years at the club. He joined Sundowns back in 2012 from Bloemfontein Celtic and helped the Brazilians win an incredible collection of silverware.