Absa Premiership

Onyango: Chiefs have put Sundowns under pressure

2019-12-20 09:53
Denis Onyango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Goalkeeper Denis Onyango admits Kaizer Chiefs' impressive form in the Absa Premiership has kept Mamelodi Sundowns under pressure throughout the season.

Amakhosi are enjoying a nine-point lead over Sundowns at the top of the league standings after 13 games, which gives the Brazilians a tough challenge to try and catch the Soweto giants.

Meanwhile, the Brazilians have added another trophy to their cabinet by winning the Telkom Knockout Cup, and Onyango says the triumph helped ease some of the pressure they've felt in Chloorkop.

"Yeah it's another trophy, it takes a little bit of pressure off us because we've been under pressure the entire season," said Onyango, according to KickOff.

"Being behind in the league by 10 points and of course chasing the CAF Champions League, being knocked out of the MTN8 semi-finals, so yeah at least we have something now.

"Now we can focus on the league and the Champions League."

Sundowns will host Polokwane City in their next Absa Premiership fixture on Saturday evening.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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