Zambians want big send off for Mweene

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The citizens of Zambia want Chipolopolo legend Kennedy Mweene to be given a proper send off when he retires from the national team.

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalminder is said to be considering paving way for Zambia’s new generation of keepers by retiring from international football.

Mweene has achieved 120 caps with the senior national squad of Zambia.

In 2012, his heroics helped Zambia win their first ever continental title by becoming AFCON Champions. He recorded four clean sheets from six games and saved two penalties.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) media Officer Sydney Mungala says the organization will honour Mweene’s decision, but will not force him to retire.

“It is the player’s decision which he has not yet communicated,” Mungala says.

“In principle the nation wants to give him an hounorable send off with a game. The coach (Micho Sredojevic) spoke about Mweene’s legendary contribution to the Zambian game and should he decide to quit, he will do so before Zambian fans.

“It is his prerogative to decide when he retires. It is entirely up to the coach to summon him if he feels the player fits his plan.”

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By Musa Nhlapo

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