Kennedy Mweene made his first league appearance for us against Highlands Park on Wednesday and was happy to with a clean sheet even though he says he was a little rusty.
With our regular No.1 Denis Onyango given time off by the club to be with his family following the sad passing of his father, the experienced Mweene is expected to again lead from the back when we face Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday.
“It’s unfortunate that Denis lost his father,” said Mweene.
“But at the end of the day the team has to continue to play. I think I have to put some minutes in my legs, but it is not about me but about Sundowns.”
The Zambian keeper was able to start his domestic appearance with a clean sheet, something that is cherished by a lot of his counterparts. Our win over Highlands midweek would have gone a long way in getting Mweene ready, even though he is a very experienced goalkeeper that has won the league and CAF Champions League with the club as well as the Africa Cup of Nations with his national team.
“I didn’t do too much against Highlands, but when I was called on I did very little. As a goalkeeper you always have to be ready because you never know when your time could come. A goalkeeper doesn’t really need match fitness,” the veteran goal minder said.
The match against Chiefs will kick off at 3.30pm at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday.