Kennedy Mweene gets Sundowns coaching role

Kennedy Mweene gets Sundowns coaching role

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has confirmed veteran goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has begun his apprenticeship as part of the club’s technical team set-up having made his debut on the bench on Saturday.

The 38-year-old shot stopper stood in for goalkeeper coach Wendell Robinson, who is serving a two-match suspension after he was red carded last weekend, and Mweene plugged in the gap against Orlando Pirates. 

With Marcus Mashilo no longer at Chloorkop, there’s a vacancy for a second goalkeeper coach to work alongside Robinson.  

“Yes, he’s doubling up into a role that we envisage for him in the long-term for sure,” Mokwena told the media after the match. 

Mweene is still registered by Downs as one of four first team goalkeepers, but has not played a single match so far this season. 

“He’s going to be doing his coaching badges very soon – he’s just applied for that. And it’s only that natural progression in life when you move from playing and have a keen interest in coaching. Kennedy has that,” the coach added. 

“He has been an incredible servant for this football club, and in SA football. He has won the CAF Champions League, the Afcon and so there’s incredible benefits for the club to inherit in a coaching capacity. The universe works in incredible ways, even when we deem ourselves not ready…God calls you to step up and respond to the calling.” 

Mweene was spotted with an earpiece and giving instructions to a few of the substitute that came off the bench in the 1-0 DStv Premiership win over Pirates at Orlando Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

“Congratulations to him for his first match on the bench as a goalkeeper coach in the interim, we want to thank him for his contribution,” Mokwena concluded.