BIO / PROFILE

Kennedy Mweene

Kennedy Mweene

Date of birth: Dec 11, 1984
Place of birth: Lusaka Zambia
Height: 1,86 m
Citizenship: Zambia Zambia, South Africa
Position: Goalkeeper
Foot: Right

Kennedy Mweene is a Zambian footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns as a goalkeeper. He has been on many occasions captain of his country. His Zambia’s most capped player, having represented Zambia 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.

Renowned for his penalty-saving and penalty-taking skills, Mweene was arguably one of the best goalkeepers in Africa, winning the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season award (best player in the South African top division) in the 2008-09 season. He has been in 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.

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. He 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, 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.

Back to top button