Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango has commented on his reduced playing time and thrown his support behind teammate Ronwen Williams.
The Brazilians stretched their DStv Premiership record-breaking
streak to 14 successive victories after beating Sekhukhune United 2-0 on Friday
night, courtesy of goals from Peter Shalulile and Cassius Mailula.
The match also saw shot-stopper Dennis Onyango get only his second Premiership start between the posts for Sundowns, and his third across all competitions, with Ronwen Williams being the club’s first choice keeper this season.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper said he was pleased to return to competitive action.
"It’s always good to be back on the pitch, playing the match-games," Onyango told the club’s media.
"But of course, you must also consider the person who is playing. Ronwen has done very well, he has gotten like ten or eleven clean sheets in a row, very very good stuff and you need to support where you’re needed."
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With a 21-point lead at the summit the DStv Premiership, Sundowns are the overwhelming frontrunners for the 2022/23 league title, however, Onyango insist the Brazilians will still have to stay mentally strong to see out the race.
"At this time we need to support each other it each because the season is coming to that one end where we need mental strength and everyone to work very hard," added Onyango.
Sundowns take on Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
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