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: