BRAZILIANS SPENT R6 MILLION FOR MWEENE
By: Sphamandla Blose
Free State Stars and 2012 African Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper, Kennedy Mweene, has been announced as the new signing of Mamelodi Sundowns.
After a long hardship Downs trying to get Mweene on board, they have completed a lucrative deal.
The Brazilians are known for having a lot of money. This time, they spent R6 million for the 28-year-old Zambian international.
He will be sharing this goalkeeping position with South African shot-stoppers Wayne Sandilands, Thela Ngobeni, Denis Onyango and Glenn Verbauwhede.
According to Football 411, this goalkeeper is currently out on international duty with Zambia as they look to book their place at the 2014 Soccer World Cup.
Mweene has been in good form for a long time now. He is expected to pack his bags from Ea Lla Koto to move to ‘Down’ for next season.
Stars General Manager, Rantsi Mokoena, told Sowetan that, “I’m in China with the team. If there is a deal, it was done with the chairman, Mike Mokoena.”
“And I’m aware there have been discussions with Sundowns regarding transfer of Kennedy, who is in Zambia on national duty.”
Downs were competing with the likes of Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town who also wanted this experienced goalkeeper after he revealed that he was in search of a new challenge.