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Onyango reveals career turning point

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango says playing and winning the 2015 Nedbank Cup was the turning point for him at the club.

The Ugandan international was in goal when Sundowns beat a youthful Ajax Cape Town side, coached by Roger de Sa, on penalties in a final played at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

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Before the arrival of head coach Pitso Mosimane, Onyango had been loaned out by Sundowns to Mpumalanga Black Aces and Bidvest Wits. He returned before the started of the 2014/15 season after spending the previous campaign on loan to the Clever Boys and got a chance to prove himself until he eventually took Kennedy Mweene’s place in the starting line-up.

Mweene was the number one goalkeeper when Sundowns won the Absa Premiership title in 2013/14.

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“There’s been a lot of games, especially the Nedbank Cup against Ajax. That’s when I started believing that I can win more things in the PSL,” Onyango said.

“That was for me the turning point of Denis Onyango, especially at Sundowns because it was my first trophy [as a regular goalkeeper] and go as far as I am where I am right now.”

“That was for me the turning point of Denis Onyango, especially at Sundowns because it was my first trophy [as a regular goalkeeper] and go as far as I am where I am right now.”

Onyango has been out in recent weeks nursing a knee injury. 

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