Denis Onyango and Itumeleng Khune are both fantastic keepers says Wendell Robinson


Speaking at Arthur Bartman's memorial service in Maritzburg on Tuesday, the former Jomo Cosmos keeper was asked for his thoughts on Onyango's performance for Uganda in a 3-0 defeat to Tanzania and also who is better between him and Khune.

"Firstly I watch all his international games to see his progress and whether he takes what we do at Sundowns to Uganda. As his coach I'm happy it's just that as a team they didn't show enough fight to win that game," Robinson said.

"I wouldn't comment about who is better between him and Khune, they're both fantastic goalkeepers. The reality is that keepers have different styles and some might not like them, but the most important factor is they're both doing well for their clubs and countries, I can't really say who is better between the two."

Sundowns will face Orlando Pirates on Monday in a much-anticipated Absa Premiership match, and Robinson believes whatever happens on the night won't decide the league title.

"It won't be an easy game, and it would be premature for us to think whoever wins on the night will be league champions, there are so many points to play for. From the top to Kaizer Chiefs, anyone can still win it, we will just have to fight," he added.

After the Pirates challenge, The Brazilians will play against Egyptians giants Al Ahly in the first round of the CAF Champions League quarterfinals, and Robinson feels as much as it won't be easy, both teams have mutual respect for each other.

"They are the best and most successful team in Africa, we will give them respect and also we know they respect us too," he said. "For us we will have to avoiding conceding at home because that will give us an advantage in the second round."


The Khune vs Onyango debate is our cover story in the April edition of KICK OFF magazine as the experts weigh in... on sale now!