Mweene: I knew where Mahrez would place his spot pick
Chipolopolo goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene says he knew where Riyad Mahrez would place his spot kick as he had studied his weaknesses.
Mweene who saved a penalty from Algeria’s star player Mahrez in the World Cup qualifier in Algeria which ended 1 – 0 in favour of Zambia said he had taken time to study Mahrez ahead of the game.
“As a goalkeeper when you are going to play with a player like that you want to see their weaknesses as well,” the Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper told Zambianfootball.co.zm
“I guessed right, I knew he was going that side that’s why I went full out in that direction,” he added.
Mweene dived to his left and put out a powerful spot kick from the Leicester City attacker after Fackson Kapumbu had conceded a penalty in the 15th minute.
The 32 year old who captained the side on the day was in fine form with his heroics helping Zambia pick up maximum points which see them move into second position three points behind leaders Nigeria.
Mahrez was the latest on his list of prominent players who have failed to convert against the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winner who include Asamoah Gyan, Didier Drogba, Gervinho and Kolo Toure.
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