Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns
Wednesday Jan 16, 2019. 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene says comparing teammate Denis Onyango with Itumeleng Khune is "unfair".
The Zambia international believes both shot-stoppers have their own qualities and that comparing the two up against each other is not fair on both goal minders.
Comparisons between the two stoppers started exaggerating following Onyango's inclusion in the 2018 CAF XI for an umpteenth time, this while Kaizer Chiefs' Khune has long been regarded by some quarters as the best goalkeeper plying his trade in the Absa Premiership.
“Every goalkeeper has his own qualities and you cannot compare Khune and Denis. If people want to do that, then they are being unfair," Mweene told KickOff.com in an exclusive interview.
"Khune has his own qualities, Denis has his own qualities. They are two different goalkeepers, so I think it’s unnecessary to be comparing them. They are both good goalkeepers.
“Look, soccer fans will always talk. You know how supporters are – Sundowns supporters will say this and Chiefs supporters will say that. It’s a vibe which is created by soccer fans we must be careful as players to find ourselves involved in that.”
“Like I said, Khune is a good goalkeeper and Denis is a good goalkeeper. They’ve got their own achievements. We heard when we were comparing, but at the end of the day you can’t compare the two," he concluded.
Onyango will be back in action on Wednesday evening when the defending league champions welcome Maritzburg United in Pretoria. Khune will be out of action for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.