Disappointed Mweene says he wont retire as he takes positives from tournament
Chipolopolo goalie Kennedy Mweene says he will not retire yet from the national team as he still has a lot to offer.
Speaking in a post-match media conference after seeing his team unceremoniously exit the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Mweene said he still has the energy to carry on.
“I am only 30, unless my legs can’t take it anymore, otherwise I still have the energy,” Mweene said
“I am still available for the national team anytime, any day, to contribute to my country,” he added.
Mweene further stated that he was very disappointed with the early exist but said he drew a lot of positives from the tournament.
“I am very disappointed as a player by not going to quarter final.”
“At the same time we have to look at it in a positive way. When u look at our team, only 8 of us are more experienced the rest are just up-coming players, we have youngsters. “
“Us who are experienced just have to support the young ones. In one or two years, they will be different players.”
Mweene attributed his team’s failure to progress to the knockout stage on failure by the team to take scoring chances created.
“We were lacking upfront, we needed to bury the chances when we had them, but it’s good experience for the young ones, I am sure in the next few years they will utilise what they have learnt.” he added.
Mweene flanked coach Honour Janza at the post match press meeting instead of captain Rainford Kalaba.
Zambia were booted out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament after only amassing two points from a possible nine in the group stage.
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