CHIPOLOPOLO shot stopper Kennedy Mweene is considering leaving South African PSL moneybags Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the season, understands.
Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Black Aces and Mamelodi Sundowns on 25 August 2015 at Mbombela Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

The Zambian international has found game time hard to come by at Chloorkop and is open to a move away from the club, with the Zambian Premier League, Saudi Arabian League and PSL all options.

The 33 year Old is Zambia’s most capped player having represented the Country 120 times.

On 17 January 2015, Kennedy Mweene participated in his sixth Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which was the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations and was hosted by Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February 2015. The International football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football CAF.

Renowned for his penalty-saving and penalty-taking skills, Mweene is arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the africa at the moment, winning the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award (best player in the South African top division) in the 2008-09 season.

Mweene saving Adamoah Gyans penalty

The player has been in big demand with all of the big spending clubs in South Africa but remained loyal to Free State Stars until the end of the 2012-13 season. On 27 June 2013, he agreed to a three-year deal with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sandilands (l) and Kennedy Mweene(r)
The player is represented by his business manager Ryan Hartslief of Bigtime Sports management in South Africa.

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Football experts wonder why no European club has asked for his services, despite being one of the best shot-stoppers the beautiful game has ever seen.

Mweene at the 2008 AfCON

Since being beaten from the spot by Samuel Eto’o at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, he has saved every penalty he has been presented with while playing for Zambia.

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(Top L to R) Zambian Players Adubelo Phiri, Kennedy Nketani goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Jacob Mulanga, James Chamanga and Joseph Musonda, (Bottom L to R) Rainford Kalaba, Felix Katongo, Ian Bakala, team captain Clive Hacmilensa and Billy Mwanza pose prior a friendly football match against Tunisia at Rades stadium 06 January 2008 in Tunis. Tunisia and Zambia prepare the Africa Cup Of Nations, 20 January to 10 February, in Ghana. AFP PHOTO FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)
Mweene has been the first-choice goalkeeper for Zambia since making his debut in 2004 and was a participant at the 2006 African Nations Cup, 2008 African Nations Cup, 2010 African Nations Cup and the 2012 African Nations Cup.

On 12 February 2012, Mweene kept a clean sheet during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final and saved one penalty kick (as well as successfully converted his own) in the shootout to decide the game, which was eventually won by Zambia. He was chosen as the goalkeeper of the tournament.

Kennedy Mweene taking a penalty

During the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Mweene converted a penalty kick, earning a 1–1 draw against Nigeria and also saved two penalties during the tournament.

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