Mweene stable, Davids not


Mweene suffered concussion during their Telkom Knockout Cup game against Maritzburg United at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Saturday after colliding with striker Fadlu Davids towards the end of the match.

The Zambian keeper was rushed to hospital after the incident.

Ea Lla Koto coach Themba Sithole said Mweene was expected to see a specialist in Bethlehem to determine the extent of his injury, but at this stage had been released and was now at home.

“He appears fine now except for some pain in his neck, but we expect him to go to Bethlehem for further assessment of his injury and to find out whether he will be available for the league game on Wednesday.”

United striker Davids, who broke his nose in the incident, has excessive swelling over the facial area and will have to return to the hospital after five days to undergo reconstructive surgery.

Davids’ representatives was also fuming after the incident following the way the paramedics handled the Maritzburg United striker’s injury.

“It was extremely disappointing the way the medical staff at the game handled the facial injury Fadlu received over the weekend. After the initial attention he received on the field, all paramedics were thereafter involved with Stars goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, and Fadlu was seen walking alone behind the goal line. I sincerely hope the PSL pays attention to these types of occurrences, as it could lead to dire consequences in the future. Luckily, the Maritzburg chairman Mr. Kadodia reacted immediately and got Fadlu to proper medical care as soon as he could.”

Meanwhile, Stars striker Diyo Sibisi says he is hoping for more goals this season after recording his first brace of the season.

“I am not only happy about my goals, but also the way the team played. This was a great welcome for our coach Themba Sithole. He has been here for a long time but Saturday was the first time that he took charge of the team. This victory was good for him as the team’s new coach.

“Last season I had lot of problems both on and off the field but this season everything is going well and I hoping it stays the same way until the end of the season because I just want to continue scoring goals for my team.”