Onyango unavailable for Mamelodi Sundowns against Highlands Park

Uganda keeper Denis Onyango.
The Ugandan shot-stopper has been given permission to travel to Uganda after the devastating news of his father's death

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango will not be available for Wednesday's league clash against Highlands Park

This is after the passing of his father in Uganda, and according to the club, Onyango will leave immediately to be with his family. 

"It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing on of the father of Denis Onyango," reads a statement on the Sundowns website. 

"The club has released Denis to mourn this great loss and he will leave immediately for Uganda with his family. 

Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in the world

"He has the full support of all his teammates, technical team, management, the board and the club president. We all wish him and his family all the strength during these trying times," concluded the statement. 

Onyango's loss comes a few days after assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi lost a family member and missed the encounter against AmaZulu last Sunday. 

Article continues below

In Onyango's absence, Pitso Mosimane will either bring in Kennedy Mweene or Reyaad Pieterse for the match against the Lions of the North. 

The two goalkeepers have played in recent weeks, with Mweene last featuring in Sundowns' 11-1 win over Cote d'Or in the Caf Champions League

Pieterse was in goal in the first 45 minutes of Sundowns' 4-2 loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the Shell Helix Cup two weeks ago.