Kekana died in hospital on Sunday, succumbing to a prolonged battle with diabetes after being admitted a few weeks ago.
The midfielder says he is saddened by the passing of a good man saying it is a blow to the sports fraternity.
Kekana was 47 at the time of his passing having worked for the national broadcaster for 18 years.
The South African international adds that he had a big and deep relationship with Kekana who has helped him in different areas of his life.
The 34-year-old says he will miss Kekana dearly. – Report by Lethabo Kganyago
Tlou yesu??????????Robala ka kgotso. Mandebele si manyee??????? pic.twitter.com/PgTi8E0Czj
— Hlompho Kekana (@Hlompho_Kekana) August 26, 2019
Lost a friend a colleague a soldier…the most passionate hard working compassionate Sports Journalist…
A Man who will never be forgetten, always be respected for how he treated those he worked with & for@SPORTATSABC Our Lion has fallen
— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) August 26, 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of football analyst, David Kekana.#RIPDavidKekana
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 26, 2019
Condolences to the family and friends of the late Football analyst, #DavidKekana
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) August 26, 2019
May his soul be a blessing to all. Your desire for accuracy in information dissemination will be missed. A library has closed. A kitchen where brain fed is no more. A compass has stopped giving directions. You’ll be missed dearly MaDay. Find peace and death has been defeated https://t.co/U8O0g8hCMP
— Steve Komphela (@komphelasteve) August 26, 2019
— muhsin ertugral (@Muhsin1959) August 26, 2019