Sundowns’ Star: COVID-19 Has Helped Us!
Posted: 3 May 2020
Reigning ABSA Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns have been one of the most active football clubs in Africa over the last five and a half seasons due to their hectic schedule.
The Brazilians have played more than forty-five games per season as they were competing on all fronts; the African Champions League, the ABSA Premiership, MTN 8, Telkom Knockout and the Nedbank Cup. Bafana Ba Style, as the Brazilians are affectionately known, are currently on an enforced rest, and their number shot-stopper, Denis Onyango, has seen the positive side to the pandemic, saying,
“Of course, the pandemic has affected everyone, but for us as Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club players, I think it was a good relief for us a little bit to have a breathing space because we have been playing every two/ three days for the last five years”, he concluded.
When asked about what he misses most being home, he said, “I really missed my family, sometimes my boys just hear that I was here but they never see me. And this is also an opportunity for me to know them better. I enjoy being home, seeing them grown, and it’s also an opportunity for us (Sundowns players) to rest! (Laughs),” he said in conclusion.
Sundowns will be looking to defend their PSL crown when the league resumes as their currently four points behind league leaders Kaizer Chiefs, albeit having a game in hand on their arch-rivals.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.