Congratulations Kennedy Mweene!

Kennedy Mweene, Zambia’s international goalkeeper, and long time friend of Chanters Lodge, has been appointed captain of Free State Stars the South African premier league outfit for whom he’s played for some time now. There’s a nice photo of Kennedy and friend on a visit to Chanters Lodge a while ago. Here’s the piece from

“South Africa based goalie Kennedy Mweene has been appointed team captain for Free State Stars football club following the retirement of Duncan Lechosa. In an interview from his South African Base, Mweene said the Zambia Vs Comoros Islands match on September 4, 2010 would be a “very dangerous” encounter and advised fellow national team players to approach the game with seriousness.

“We don’t know much about Comoros Islands so if we underrate them they will disappoint us, it is a very dangerous game and we have to be very careful,” he said. Mweene said he had had discussion with other national team players who had expressed a similar feeling towards the handling of the game.

Meanwhile the new Free State Stars skipper, said he was honoured with the appointment. “It’s a great feeling, you see when you are playing football you always have it in your mind that one day, time will come to be a leader,” Mweene said. He said the appointment was an indication that he had exhibited exemplary behavior and good altitude towards other players.

“This is an indication that my team mates appreciate what I have done both on the pitch and outside and so I am humbled to take on such responsibility. Free State Stars appointed the Zambian international Kennedy Mweene as their new captain after the retirement of Duncan “King” Lechesa.

Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena confirmed Mweene’s appointment after a management committee meeting in Bethlehem on Tuesday.”

Congratulations Kennedy. All the best for a winning season and for your international career!