Minister sings her son Grant Kekana’s praises after Bafana match
Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Pinky Kekana, says she is a proud mother after her son received a red card during the Afcon semifinal.
Pinky Kekana, who is Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana’s mother, is proud of his performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afon).
Pinky spoke fondly about the defender during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday, 8 February.
She holds a position as Deputy Minister in the Presidency of South Africa.
PINKY KEKANA ON HER SON GRANT KEKANA’S BAFANA PERFORMANCE
Whilst everyone who strutted their stuff on the red carpet spoke about their expectations ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech, the deputy minister took the opportunity to applaud her son. Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, she especially praised the Bafana star for his performance in the semifinal against Nigeria on Wednesday.
“This is Grant Kekana’s mother, my son got a red card, and he took it not for the team, but for South Africa,” she said.
The policitian further praised the whole team and thanked coach Hugo Broos for his hard work.
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[WATCH] “This is Grant Kekana’s mother, my son got a red card, and he took it not for the team, but for South Africa” – Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana tells #Newzroom405‘s @ZiyandaNgcobo on the #SONA2024 red carpet. pic.twitter.com/2Sd5NhVLEO
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FOUL AND RED CARD
Bafana lost the match 4-2 on penalties after playing a 1-1 draw at the Stade la Paix de Bouake in Ivory Coast against the Super Eagles.
Kekana “took one for Mzansi” during the match when he denied Nigeria’s Terrem Moffi a goal scoring opportunity by fouling the striker just outside the box.
The 31-year-old Mamelodi Sundowns defender received a red card for his tackle on the Super Eagles attacker, subsequently causing a free-kick which was saved by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
Many praised Kekana for his decision, as Nigeria would have likely scored had he not fouled Moffi.