Zambia goalkeeper, Kennedy Mweene, has blamed his penalty miss in Zambia’s Afcon qualifier against Guinea-Bissau on the lack of game time he is receiving at Mamelodi Sundowns, according to Siya sources.
The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order after an impressive first season in which he helped the Chloorkop-based side to the league title.
Generally renowned for his penalty-saving and penalty-taking skills, the Chipolopolo goalkeeper had the chance to seal the win for Zambia in stoppage time; however saw his penalty saved by his opposite number.
The wasted opportunity ensured that the game ended in a goalless draw, with Kenya and Congo also playing out a draw – this meant Zambia missed the chance to go top of the group after the first round of fixtures.
Last month Mweene’s horror miskick handed Malawi an easy goal, and with it the Cosafa Cup Plate Final. Subsequently, he has attributed his struggle for form in his recent international appearances to his lack of playing time at club level.
“Since he lost his number one place to Denis Onyango, he hasn’t been himself. He has lost his confidence and he wants to rediscover himself by playing more regularly, hence the request for a loan move,” a Siya source explained.
In this week’s Soccer Laduma, Issue 927, the Siya crew reported that Mweene has requested a loan move away from the club.