Period on the bench a catalyst in my growth – Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns
Denis Onyango

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Denis Onyango believes the period he struggled for playing time in the Premier Soccer League is the reason he is enjoying good form at the moment.

The reigning African Player of the Year – based in Africa found playing time hard to come at the Brazilians who even went on to loan him at a particular time.

“Yes, everyone says a goalkeeper matures as he gets older, so I think for me it’s that time of my career to show what I’m capable of doing,” he said.

“I think it has paid off – sitting out for the past two or three years without having game-time. I think it was a lesson for me to wake up and fight hard for my position.”

The shot stopper has already put a fantastic year he had in 2016 behind him and according to Kickoff; focus now is on doing well in 2017.

[Last year] was fantastic and I’m really honoured to be part of a team like Sundowns that won almost everything – it was all dreams but now it has become a reality for me. For me now it’s all about focusing and looking forward to the next challenge, which is [to do well again] this year.

The former SC Villa and St. George custodian could win yet another continental trophy when his side faces TP Mazembe in the CAF Super Cup on Saturday.