Onyango focused on season ahead with Sundowns

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  • Post published:July 6, 2022

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Denis Onyango feels that winning the Caf Champions League title is long “overdue” as he turns his focus to the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The Brazilians had a highly successful 2021-22 season in which they secured their fifth consecutive league title and a historic domestic treble in front of the Yellow Nation for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in South Africa.

The 37-year-old managed to keep 14 clean sheets and conceded only 14 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions en route to helping Sundowns clinch the DStv Premiership title, MTN8 trophy as well as the Nedbank Cup.

Onyango acknowledged that the club’s supporters played a huge role in their record breaking season before speaking about his desire to win the Caf Champions League title after only reaching the quarter-finals last season.

“First of all, I would like to thank the fans for being behind us this past season because we really missed them in the stadiums,” Onyango told his club’s official website.

“When the stadiums finally opened they came in numbers, especially in the MTN8 they were with us and pushed us until the last whistle and that’s how we managed to win the MTN8. And, of course, in the league as well, the Nedbank Cup and the Caf Champions League they’ve been fantastic.

“All we need to do is to keep encouraging them to come to the stadium and to push the boys because their support is really, really important to the team and we believe that we can go and win more trophies in the coming season.

“We are looking forward to the next season, it’s going to be interesting because teams have also beefed up their squads and we all need to give our best and try to win the Champions League because it’s overdue now. We believe that we have the ability and the quality to do that.”