Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango has commended the tremendous work from the entire Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeping department after he registered his 10th clean sheet of the season.
Onyango kept out Chippa United on Sunday to win 2-0 with Maboe Lebohang and Gaston Sirino sending Sundowns five points clear atop.
Onyango said that his work was made easy on the day: “It was one of those games when I didn’t do much. All I needed to do was make noise (communicate). My job is to make noise. It’s good for the team, it’s good for me and good for the goalkeeping department.”
Onyango dedicated the victory to late defender Motjeka Madisha who perished in a car accident in December.
“First of all I want to thank the players for the great job. You see I left the game clean in a mud pitch like this. I think they did the job for me and I got away with a clean sheet,” added Onyango.
“But the hard work that the guys put in after a long trip to Thouyandou two days back, we thought we would struggle a bit but the guys knew the job in hand and we wanted to do this for our late brother Madisha.
“And that’s why we scored two goals and we couldn’t score a third one. But all in all we are happy with the result and the clean sheet is very important for us.”
Sundowns, who ended the first half of the season unbeaten, will face Stellenbosch FC on Wednesday in a Nedbank Cup last 32 encounter.
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