Denis Onyango wary of St George threat but confident of Mamelodi Sundowns win in Addis Ababa
Posted: 1 July 2017 Time: 11:33
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has warned against underestimating "surprise package" St George ahead of their CAF Champions League clash this afternoon.
Sundowns take on their Ethiopian counterparts in their penultimate Group C clash at the Addis Ababa Stadium at 15h00 (SA time) on Saturday.
Onyango has highlighted their intentions in Addis Ababa, and is confident they can walk away victorious but also believes a draw would be enough heading into their final group match against AS Vita at home next weekend.
"Obviously we want to get maximum results, which is three points, and to avoid having problems when we play Vita at home, but worst case scenario all we need is a draw," Onyango stated.
"But as far as we are concerned we can get the three points here and we move forward to the top spot, because we don't think Esperance can get the result in Congo.
"However, all we need is to get the result here so we can qualify for the next stage."
With St George currently level on points with Sundowns, and their chances of advancing to the knockout stage of the competition all but confirmed, the Ugandan shot-stopper warns against undermining his former employers.
"They have been the surprise package because I don't think they've been in the group stages before, and everyone thought it would be easy to play St George and get the results against them," he added.
"But being on five points with us, sitting in third position on goal difference, it proves they are the surprise package.
"They have done well at home so we need to work hard when we play them here in Addis, because they haven't lost at home and they've collected at least four points here.
"All we need to do is try and execute and get maximum points because you can never underestimate any team in Africa."