Mamelodi Sundowns left back Tebogo Langerman lauds Kennedy Mweene for brilliant save against Chippa United

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Mamelodi Sundowns left back Tebogo Langerman has lauded goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene for the last-minute save which helped the defending champions secure three points against Chippa United.

Mweene got down brilliantly to deny Chippa’s Lerato Manzini in second half stoppage at Loftus Stadium, as Clinton Larsen's men were looking to get a point away from home.

Sundowns, however, went on to secure a 3-2 victory, which puts them level on points with log leaders Orlando Pirates, who take on Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium tomorrow night (19h30). 

"That was a great by Kennedy. I mean we needed him. We’ve been doing the job, so this time he can do the job for us,” man of the match Langerman told SuperSport TV after the game.

Sundowns had to come from a goal down, after Mark Mayambela gave visiting Chippa the lead in the 25th minute. Captain Hlompho Kekana equalised before the break, and Sibusiso Vilakazi and Gaston Sirino gave the hosts a two-goal lead with goals in the second period.

Chilli Boys forward Rhulani Manzini scored in the final 10 minutes of the game to ensure that there was a nervy finish.

“First I would like to thank the supporters for coming in numbers, especially on a Tuesday. It was a good game for both teams. Chippa fought and at least we managed to hold on for the three points,”  Langerman said.

“Hlompho, the captain, always leads by example and he managed to get us back into the game.”