VIDEO: Kennedy Mweene's heroics lead Sundowns past Chiefs

VIDEO: Kennedy Mweene's heroics lead Sundowns past Chiefs
Kennedy Mweene of Mamelodi Sundowns saves a penalty during the 2021 MTN8 Quarter Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs on 15 August 2021 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Aug 16, 2021. 14:00

At 36 years of age, Kennedy Mweene is showing no signs of slowing down just yet.

The Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper emerged as the Tshwane club’s shoot-out hero after they had squandered a two-goal lead in regulation time against Kaizer Chiefs in a MTN8 quarter-final match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

The Brazilians raced into an early lead with quick-fire goals from Peter Shalulile and Themba Zwane and looked on course for a comfortable victory. But Chiefs pulled a goal back through Bernard Parker before Khama Billiat leveled matters to send the game into extra-time and subsequent penalties.

This is where Mweene showed his class. The Zambian veteran goalkeeper saved four of Chiefs’ penalties; denying Daniel Cardoso, Samir Nurkovic, Erick Mathoho and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo.

Mweene, a prominent penalty-taker himself, also scored past the Amakhosi’s Itumeleng Khune in the shoot-out as Sundowns emerged 2-1 victors from the spot.

Relive Mweene’s heroics, here:


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