Onyango hails Williams’ arrival, but warns of tough contest at Sundowns

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Denis Onyango believes Mamelodi Sundowns have another change to turn Africa around, as they open their pre-season training.Photo:BackpagePix
Denis Onyango believes Mamelodi Sundowns have another change to turn Africa around, as they open their pre-season training.Photo:BackpagePix


Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango says the arrival of Ronwen Williams at the club will improve former SuperSport United goalkeeper’s game.

Williams, who is the Bafana Bafana goalie and captain, joined the PSL multiple champions from SuperSport a week ago.

Onyango was also well-placed to comment on his competitor, having previously worked with Williams at Matsatsantsa a Pitori, as Sundowns’ cross-town rivals are known.

READ: Ndlovu & Onyango: A tale of contrasting campaigners

“I worked a little with Ronwen when he was still on the development side [at SuperSport]. We were very good friends. It’s quite interesting that he’s joined us. He’s a quality keeper who’s doing well for the club and national team,” Onyango told City Press during the launch of the new PSL season.

He’s feeling at home and we always welcome new players warmly at Sundowns. It will be up to him and everyone else to fight for a position. That’s it.

With a competitive environment at Sundowns, Onyango warned his new team-mate that it would not be easy.

“It’s always good to have quality around you to work and fight for the same position – it’s never easy, but the harder you work, the more you improve. We hope that we’ll add something to his game, as he’s Bafana’s No 1 and captain. We also hope that he’ll learn something from us. We’re there to help and learn from each other. It’s going to be tough for him, but that will make him a better keeper. We’ll always support anyone who plays and that person must give their best, because they’re representing those who aren’t on the pitch,” said Onyango.

. Read City Press on Sunday for more on the reaction to Williams’ arrival at Sundowns

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