Kennedy Mweene went from hero to zero in the eyes of many Chipolopolo fans after his extraordinary mistake gifted Guinea Bissau a goal.
With Zambia leading 2-0, Mweene was brought crashing back down to earth after being caught in possession trying to dribble out from the back on Wednesday night.
While the 2012 African Cup of Nations winninv gialkeeper will surely bounce back from the mistake, several Chipolopolo fans were far to quick to chastise the 34 year-old on social media.
The ZamFoot Crew understands that Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck hasn’t lost faith in the veteran goalkeeper.
“The coach has a lot of confidence in Mweene. They joked about it (mistake).
“There’s no question about it. He will start in Bissau on Sunday,” the ZamFoot Crew insider said.
Mweene was one of the three African Cup of Nations winners in the starting line up alongside Nathan Sinkala and Stopilla Sunzu.
Zambia beat Guinea Bissau 2-1 to go level on four points with both Guinea Bissau and Mozambique although the latter has a game in hand.
The Chipolopolo Boys are expected to leave for West Africa on Thursday mid morning ahead of Sunday’s clash in Bissau on match day four of the Group K Cameroon 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.