Mweene: Africa Cup of Nations success helping Free State Stars

The Chipolopolo shot-stopper believes that his experiences at the 2012 Afcon is helping his PSL club
Kennedy Mweene says he is using his Africa Cup of Nations experience to help Free State Stars in the South African domestic competitions.

The goalkeeper was one of the stars as Zambia clinched an unlikely Nations Cup triumph earlier in the year, and he believes sharing what he learnt at that tournament is paying dividends.

“I learnt a lot during the Afcon tournament,” he told “I always tell my team-mates to remain disciplined in terms of our formation and also to respect our opponents.

“It’s rubbing off on the players and I’m happy that Noah [Chivuta] is also here to share the experience.”

Stars have accounted for both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup, and will next face Mamelodi Sundowns in the semi-finals.

Mweene says their success in this competition is simply down to hard work.

“There is no secret other than hard work,” he insisted. “What is happening is what we do at training. We put in lots of hard work and it’s paying off.”

Mweene will be aiming for his second piece of silverware in the Nedbank Cup, having previously lifted the Baymed Cup in 2006.