Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango believes that their win over SuperSport United lifted the Tshwane giants’ spirit and he feels their Premier Soccer League title defense is back on track
Onyango had been out for almost two months with injury, before making a welcome return against the Matsatsantsa in the Tshwane Derby seven days ago.
The shot stopper’s return to the first team has coincided with Masandawana’s resurgence, and has seen Sundowns claim three successive victories in the League having won none in the previous five.
The Ugandan is delighted to be back after such a long lay-off and expressed his belief that the 5-0 whipping of SuperSport was a turning point for the Brazilians.
“It was good to be back on the field after a long time,” Onyango told The Sowetan.
“I think I was out for six to seven weeks. So, it was good to come back in a game like the Tshwane Derby. It was a turning point for us,” added the 31-year-old.
The 2016 CAF African Player of the Year based on the continent is optimistic that the Masandawana will do well in the remaining matches as they look to defend their PSL title.
“We are hoping to do well in our remaining matches,” Onyango said.
“We must finish strong. We’ve lost the other trophies. So, the league is the one left to fight for. We want to win it so that we can play in the Champions League again.”
Sundowns followed the 5-0 whitewash of SuperSport with a 1-0 win over Free State Stars before defeating Matsatsantsa again 1-0 last night.