Friday Oct 25, 2019. 17:00
Kennedy Mweene is ready to fill the void left by Denis Onyango as Mamelodi Sundowns prepare to face Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership at Loftus Stadium on Sunday.
The defending league champions will play host to the league leaders in what is shaping up to be a thrilling showdown in the South African capital.
Sundowns are more than familiar with the threat posed by the Amakhosi, with star players Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro having played a crucial role in leading the Tshwane club to Caf Champions League glory three years ago.
Onyango has returned back home to Uganda following the death of his father earlier this week.
In Mweene, though, the league champions have a more than capable replacement and a man familiar with the threat posed by the Soweto giants.
“It does help [knowing Castro and Billiat] but they are different players because now they are playing for Chiefs, and you cannot sit and say, ‘I know them.’ You have to watch the games they’ve played before and you have to know how Khama is doing at this time,” Mweene is quoted as saying by KickOff.com.
“So, I think we have to do our job as well. Even if the coach does most of the work for us [through analysis and training preparation], as players you also have to watch the opponents as well.”