Absa Premiership

Mweene ready to step up for Sundowns against Amakhosi

2019-10-25 08:29
Kennedy Mweene (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene says he is ready to step for the Brazilians in Sunday's league clash against Kaizer Chiefs.

Mweene is set to start in goal for Masandawana after the club gave first-choice shot stopper Denis Onyango some time off to mourn the death of his father.

Sundowns now face a top of the table clash against Amakhosi at the Loftus Stadium and Mweene says he is up to the challenge.

"It's unfortunate that Denis lost his father, and as Sundowns we sympathise with him but at the end of the day, the team has to continue playing the games," said Mweene, in quotes published on KickOff.

"I'm ready (to step up). It's about the work we put here in training because most of what we do here is not what we always get in a game - maybe you dive two or three times, but we're always preparing (for more) here."

Mweene will also be against familiar faces when they play Chiefs as Khama Billiat and Leonard Castro starred for Sundowns in the past.

The Zambia goalkeeper continued: "It does help (knowing Castro and Billiat) but they are different players because now they are playing for Chiefs, and you cannot sit and say, 'I know them.'

"You have to watch the games they've played before and you have to know how Khama is doing at this time.

"So, I think we have to do our job as well. Even if the coach does most of the work for us [through analysis and training preparation], as players you also have to watch the opponents as well."

Kick-off is at 15:30 on Sunday.

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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