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Denis Onyango to return for Mamelodi Sundowns' clash with Wydad Casablanca

7:42 PM GMT+4 24/04/2019
Denis Onyango of Sundowns saves from Oluwafemi Junior Ajayi of Al Ahly, April 2019
The Masandawana boss has confirmed that the keeper will return to the starting line-up on Friday

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane expects goalkeeper Denis Onyango to be back for the clash against Wydad Casablanca on Friday night.

The Brazilians mentor was speaking to the media before the club departed for Morocco ahead of their Caf Champions League first leg showdown. 

"You know what happens in Wydad, you have seen games away. We need Denis in those games, and we want to make sure Denis is available,” Mosimane said.

The big Ugandan keeper sustained an injury in Sundowns' second leg quarter-final against Al Ahly in Egypt and has since missed three PSL encounters.

Despite winning two of their three PSL matches, the Brazilians conceded five goals as Kennedy Mweene deputised against SuperSport United, Baroka FC, and Chippa United.

"He could have played against Chippa United but we didn't want to risk him,” added ‘Jingles’.

After conceding once over the two-legged affair, Mosimane will pin his hopes on Onyango and other experienced campaigners in Rabat, who were rested for the domestic league win over Chippa on Tuesday. 

"Also, the old legs Wayne Arendse, Anele Ngcongca and we've got to trust (Mosa) Lebusa and other players, so we rested them,” he revealed.

"We need fresh legs and we needed to give (Gaston) Sirino game-time. He has not played for long and you could see he was a little bit rusty and also give Vila (Sibusiso Vilakazi) time to play, and it's good Lebo Maboe is back," Mosimane concluded.