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Mweene Explains How He Tricked Khune

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has explained how he tricked Itumeleng Khune with his penalty kick on Sunday.

The 36-year-old shot stopper was the hero of the MTN8 quarter-final clash between Downs and Kaizer Chiefs, saving four penalties for his side.

Meanwhile, Mweene also converted one spot kick himself, literally rolling the ball past Khune after sending him in the wrong corner.

“I am a goalkeeper, I know the weaknesses of a goalkeeper. We don’t have the patience to wait, especially when the kicker is taking a long (time) to kick,” he told the club’s website.

“The longer the player takes the more impatient we become as goalkeepers (what we prefer is) when the referee blows the whistle, the kicker runs to you and finds you ready. 

“Those are some of the other things which most of the in-field players don’t take into consideration, we are not as patient as players when they are taking long to kick.”

Mweene also says he was proud to have saved four penalties in the shootout, explaining which tell players have that allow him to a chance to save their attempt.

“Sunday’s penalty shoot-out is the one that stands out, even at AFCON I saved two and now I saved four,” he added. 

“I’ve never saved four penalties in my career since I started being a goalkeeper, this was my first time. It’s something which is good.

“One thing (that players do) nine times out of ten they show you the way they stand on the ball, if they are a left footer their right leg will always point where they are going. 

“If they are right footed, their left foot will show exactly where they are going, it’s a trick which not a lot of people know. It’s a few players that change but out of ten, I can tell you the way the player stands tells you where they are going.”