Mamelodi Sundowns veteran goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has revealed his future plans when he finally retires. 

The 38-year-old has been in professional football since 2003 at Lusaka Celtic in Zambia. He has gone on to play for Lusaka Dynamos, Kittery United, Free State Stars as well as PSL giants Mamelodi Sundowns. 

The former Zambian international has spent 10 years at Masandawana and achieved great success. This includes the 2016 CAF Champions League triumph. 


In recent times Mweene has been used as an assistant goalkeeper coach by Rhulani Mokwena. The seasoned goalminder insist venturing into goalkeeper coaching is something that he would love to pursue in the near future. 

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene

“I came in because coach Wendell (Robinson) was suspended with a red card so I was asked to help which I did. It wasn’t too difficult because there were familiar faces and the people whom you talk to every now and then. There was nothing hectic to do, so it was business as usual,” said Mweene regarding the cameo coaching role. 


“Like any other professional footballer, I have always wanted to be a goalkeeper coach. Specialise in goalkeeping because not only in South Africa but even in my country (Zambia). We are crying about goalkeepers and most of us goalkeepers when we retire we try to be head coaches and assistant coaches forgetting that we have a lot of experience to give back to the up and coming young goalkeepers.

“So it’s very important that most of us who are towards the end of our careers consider doing coaching courses so that at the end of the day we don’t cry about the lack of goalkeepers.”

Mweene has not featured in all competitions for Sundowns this season, since the arrival of Bafana Bafana international Ronwen Williams. 

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