Match Build Up: Who takes position #1?
Kennedy Kapalayi Mweene v Jacob ‘Spiderboy’ Banda
Since the final group match against South Africa at the 2006 African Cup of Nations, Mweene has been the undisputed no.1 for Zambia but it now seems like Zesco United’s Jacob Banda is becoming a real contender.
Against Uganda on Tuesday, Mweene watched from the bench as ‘Spiderboy’ was preferred and made vital saves.
This was the first time that the 2012 Africa’s best goalkeeper started on bench.
Since marking his debut almost a decade ago, Mweene has amassed a wealth of experience having been to six AFCON tournaments.
As for JB, he can only boast of two junior tournaments as well as two CHAN tournaments.
It hasn’t been another easy ride for Spiderboy as he had to see off competition from the likes of Joshua Titima, Racha Kola and Danny Munyao.
With Mweene relegated to being third choice at Sundowns, Banda is proving to be the right challenger for the Zambia no.1 tag.
Was the friendly game against Uganda a big hint that Wedson Nyirenda will start with Spiderboy over Kapalayi on Saturday?
Who would you prefer Mweene or Banda in goal against Cameroon? Have Your Say.
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