Mamelodi Sundowns moved to the summit of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table on Friday night.
The 2-0 victory against Golden Arrows was Sundowns' fourth successive clean sheet. It should be noted that Sundowns’ recent resurgence has coincided with the return of Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango .
Against Abafana Bes’thende, Onyango was called into action on several occasions, most notably, denying former Sundowns’ winger Kudakwashe Mahachi with a superb save early on.
“We knew it was going to be very difficult for us. We wanted to go to the top of the log this night‚” Onyango said post-match.
“We’ve been down a very long time and we’ve been fighting to come up. And I had to keep the team in the game.
“And it paid off. At the end of the day we got the result,” Onyango added.
“We knew Arrows are a very good team‚ very compact and they play pound for pound.
“We knew Arrows would play on the break. They have been playing on the break all along.
“And for us it was all about getting the right moment. And the chances came our way and we executed.
“We knew that one or two chances would come their way and that I had to stay on top of my game.
“And I need to keep the clean sheets going because it’s that time of the season where we need them‚ because we have the ability to score the goals,” Onyango concluded.