Absa Premiership

Consistency will be vital for 'Downs, says Onyango

2016-11-30 10:53
Denis Onyango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango says consistency will be vital for his side to ensure that they defend the Absa Premiership title.

The 29-year-old in-form Uganda international pulled off a number of impressive saves to ensure 'Downs kept a clean sheet in Sunday's 5-0 drubbing of Highlands Park in a league encounter at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

"Yes, we are currently  enjoying a good form as a team, and it's a norm when the team is doing well the level of confidence in the team's players grow by each game. But in football consistency is very important, and it's also important to avoid the complacency that might creep in unchecked," warned Onyango, talking to Vodacom Soccer.

The scintillating form has seen the Pretoria giants notch three consecutive league victories at the expense of Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows and Highlands Park, scoring 10 goals in the process.

With the prestigious FIFA Club World Cup tournament in sight for the CAF Champions League champions, they now have two league clashes to play before departing for Japan. The Club World Cup tournament will take place in Japan from December 8 to 18.

"It will be of vital for us to make sure we keep the same momentum in two upcoming league clashes against Ajax (Cape Town) and Free State (Stars), before we depart for Club World Cup.

"And even on our return from Japan, we will have to finish 2016 on style against Baroka on December 23. You know, we are the defending champions, and we need to fight to defend the league title," concluded the 2015/16 Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season.

Apart from Wednesday's league clash against Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium, Downs' next league match before their Club World Cup participation will be against struggling Free State Stars at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Kick off is at 19:30.

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