PSL

Mweene focusing on team success first

2017-04-07 17:32
Kennedy Mweene (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kennedy Mweene says reclaiming the Mamelodi Sundowns number one goalkeeping berth is not foremost on his mind and that he's content to make an impact when called on.

The Zambian glove-man struggled alongside Wayne Sandilands for game-time last season, playing second fiddle to first choice Denis Onyango.

The 32-year-old Mweene, who is in his fourth season at Chloorkop, had been the Brazilians' first choice keeper in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons before being dethroned by Onyango last season.

Onyango's scintillating form both in domestic and continental competition saw him scoop the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season and African-based African Player of The Year awards last season.

However, since the Ugandan's injury in February, Sandilands and Mweene have been getting some game-time, with Mweene being given the nod in the last four matches.

"Yes, I've been out of action for a long time and it has come as a motivational factor to me to get some game-time recently," he explained.

"My focus is not actually on fighting for a starting berth, but making an impact in the team whenever given a chance. 

"We have a healthy competition as the team's goalkeepers, and always support whoever is in the starting line-up," Mweene told Vodacom Soccer.

"It's not actually important who starts in goals in the team's starting line-up, but whoever is given the nod has a duty to make an impact on the day," pointed out the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations goal medalist, who remains first choice for his country.

The Brazilians have gone five league matches without a win, but switch their focus to their Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash this weekend - they host Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.

The action gets underway at 15:00.

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