Mweene retires as the second highest scoring African keeper

Mamelodi Sundowns and former Zambian international goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has retired from football at the age of 38.

During his time with Downs, the shot-stopper has won an array of trophies, including eight Premier Soccer League (PSL) titles, two Nedbank Cups, two Telkom Knockout titles, a coveted CAF Champions League crown, and the glorious CAF Super Cup.

For Zambia, Mweene won the 2012 African Cup of Nations where he played a key role to inspire his nation to their maiden continental triumph.

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Mweene hangs up his gloves

Many fans will remember Mweene not only as a great goalkeeper but a good penalty taker too. The 38-year-old regularly took penalties for the Zambian national team and Free State Stars, scoring a total of 13 goals in his career.

The only African goalkeeper that has more goals is Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama. The Super Eagles’ legend has 20 goals.

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Mweene calls it a day.

“My ten years at Sundowns as a football player has been emotional. I’ve shared the dressing room with a lot of good players at Sundowns and now it’s time to celebrate. I’ve achieved all these things because of the people around me.” Said Mweene.

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“Football has taken me to places which I never dreamt that one day I’d be able to share the same pitch with some of the great players that Africa has ever offered. There’s league trophies we have won. I have won eight PSL titles, two Nedbank Cups, two Telkom, a Champions League as well as the Super Cup,” the 38-year-old said on Sundowns website this week.

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