Absa Premiership

Onyango relishing title run-in

2017-04-19 19:41
Denis Onyango (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is delighted to have made his return to the field of play as the Brazilians enter the final stretch of the season.

The reigning CAF African Player of the Year missed five matches for Pitso Mosimane's side due to a knee injury and in his absence, 'Downs failed to register a single win. 

Since the Uganda international's return, Masandawana have scored six goals, conceded none and picked up six points from the past two games.

Now with another Tshwane derby ahead on Wednesday evening, the former Supersport United keeper says the rest of the squad is brimming with confidence ahead of the derby with Matsatsantsa.

"It was good to be back on the field after a long time," he told the Sunday World website in reference of their 5-0 drubbing of Stuart Baxter's outfit.

"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.

"Obviously, SuperSport will come back with a huge fight, but we are ready for it. It's going to be an interesting game. We are hoping to do well in our remaining nine matches," Onyango added.

"We must finish strong. We've lost the other (knockout competition) 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 (next year)."

Sundowns are currently in fourth place, four points behind leaders Cape Town City - with two games in hand over Eric Tinkler's side.

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