Onyango: No silver platter at Downs


Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango has offered some advice to fellow goalkeepers Ricardo Goss and Jody February.

Both Goss and February joined Sundowns at the beginning of last season but still struggled to take the number one jersey away from the Ugandan, while Kennedy Mweene was seen as Onyango's back-up. .

February finished the season without playing a single game for the Brazilians this campaign, while Goss notched up five appearances across all competitions.

Despite the lack of game time, Onyango believes both Goss and February still have a great future at Sundowns and Bafana Bafana.

"Of course, we all didn't come at Sundowns and immediately play. Jody and Goss have brought something different in the team. We believe they have the quality. Where they are coming from, they were winning.," Onyango said.

"Goss at Wits was one of the best and one for the future for Bafana Bafana. I believe if he gets more game time, he will eventually get the number 1 spot and Jody has future at Sundowns and at the national team.

"So for me just to be there, it pushes me to work hard and it pushes them to work hard because we can't give them on a silver plate, they must work for it. I believe in next few years; they will be number one at Sundowns because everyone has his own quality.

"They have made me a better goalkeeper this season. I have 15 clean sheets and I have never been in that number before. It shows that the goalkeeping department has done fantastic .

"Look how Kennedy (Mweene) did as one of the elder guys in the team and giving us three clean sheets in four games has played. It's great feeling to have them around, we learn from each other and we push each other."