The 36-year-old goalkeeper warns his students to work extra hard for a starting role at Chloorkop
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango warned his underdogs that they would have to work extra hard to dethrone him as number one.
The 36-year-old Uganda winger recently hung up his gloves on the Cranes squad in an effort to focus more on Sundowns, and with the new season starting in three weeks, he told Kennedy Mweene Ricardo Goss, Reyaad Pieterse and Jody February to get ready for a real fight.
What did Onyango say?
“We did not all come to Sundowns and started playing right away. We can not give it to them on a silver platter; they have to work hard for it and I believe that in the coming years they will be goalkeepers for Sundowns, because each has its own characteristics, “said Onyango. Citizen.
‘They made me a better goalkeeper last season and I kept 15 clean sheets, I have never been to the number and it shows that the goalkeeper field has done fantastic.
Onyango, who was named the best last season, however, conceded that the solid performances of the above-mentioned goalkeepers also forced him to work hard.
“Jody and Goss brought something different into the team because we believe they have the quality and wherever they come from, they have won,” Onyango continued.
“Goss was one of the best at Bidvest Wits, he is one for the future for Bafana Bafana and I believe he will eventually get more playing time. Jody has a future with Sundowns and the national team, and for me to be there too, it forces me to work hard, and it also forces them to work hard. “
In a recent maintenanceOnyango completely ruled out the possible return to the national team after the appointment of Milutin Sredojevic as the head coach of the Cranes.
‘I have served my role as national captain and player, and I think it’s time for the other goalkeepers in Jamal [Salim], Odongkara [Robert], Lukwago [Charles], and so many young goalkeepers, ”Onyango said.
“Well, I do not think about it. I am now fully focused with my club Mamelodi [Sundowns] and think about what I would do if I quit football altogether. ”