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Tshwane Derby victory was the turning point for Sundowns, says Onyango

12:14 IST 19/04/2017
Denis Onyango
Onyango believes that their win over Matsatsantsa somehow lifted the Tshwane giants' spirit and he feels their title defense is back on track

Mamelodi Sundowns’ goalkeeper Denis Onyango was out for almost two months with injury, before making a welcome return in the Tshwane Derby.

The Ugandan’s return to the first team has coincided with Masandawana’s recent resurgence, and has seen Sundowns claim two successive victories in their Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The 31-year-old is happy to be back after such a long lay-off and stated that he believes that the 5-0 drubbing of SuperSport United was a turning point for the Brazilians.

"It was good to be back on the field after a long time,” Onyango told The Sowetan.

“I think I was out for six to seven weeks. So, it was good to come back in a game like the Tshwane Derby. It was a turning point for us," said Onyango.

The 2016 Caf Africa-based Player of the Year is also hopeful that the Brazilians will do well in their remaining matches as they look to defend their PSL title.

"We are hoping to do well in our remaining nine matches,” Onyango said.

"We must finish strong. We've lost the other trophies. So, the league is the one left to fight for. We want to win it so that we can play in the Champions League again (next year),” Onyango concluded.