Mweene: Senior players get the blame not the youngsters
Zambia Kennedy Kapalayi Mweene has revealed the comradeship in the Chipolopolo ahead of Saturday’s Russia 2014 World Cup qualifer against Nigeria.
The 2012 African Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper together with defender Stopilla Sunzu and midfielder Chisamba Lungu are the only surviving members from that heroic squad that defied odds to lift the trophy in Gabon.
“The most important thing is to come here and the enjoy the game,” the 32 year old told journalist in Uyo state on Thursday afternoon.
“We don’t put pressure on anyone. We the senior players, myself, Stopilla [Sunzu], and Chisamba [Lungu]…get the blame for anything,” The former State Lodge and Kitwe United goalkeeper added.
“For this game everyone is relaxed and just looking to the game on Saturday.
When asked about the expectations about the fans back home, Mweene said, “They know what we can do on a given day.”
A win for Zambia will take the Southern African country level on 10 points with Nigeria.
The West African were runner away leaders having picked three straight wins but a resurgent Zambia has given the Nigerians something to think about.
Though Nigeria have been trying to show the invincible tag, the Super Eagles lost 2-0 to South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier.
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