Mweene: I won't quit Zambia

2015-01-27 13:20
Kennedy Mweene (Backpage)

Cape Town - Kennedy Mweene says does not plan to step down from the Zambian national team after they crashed out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night.

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Chipolopolo, AFCON champions in 2012, were unable to make it through to the knockout phase after they managed to pick up just two points from Group B, the second of which came in the goalless draw against Cape Verde this week.

Instead, it was Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo who both booked their place in the last eight, with the pair having also drawn in their final group encounter, although that match finished 1-1.

Mweene admitted to being disappointed, but the Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper he has no intention of turning his back on the national team.

"I am only 30, unless my legs can’t take it anymore, otherwise I still have the energy. I am still available for the national team anytime, any day, to contribute to my country," he said.

The former Free State Stars custodian now wants to play his part in building a strong Zambian side for the future.

"I am very disappointed as a player by not going to quarter final," he said. "At the same time we have to look at it in a positive way.

"When you look at our team, only eight of us are more experienced the rest are just up-coming players, we have youngsters.

"Us who are experienced just have to support the young ones. In one or two years, they will be different players."

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