Denis Onyango – We must focus on the game

Uganda Cranes skipper and Mamelodi Sundowns shot skipper Denis Onyango claims that Mamelodi must focus as they head into Jwaneng Galaxy game.

The two sides will lock horns at Loftus Versfeld in the CAF Champions League.

“The game against Jwaneng Galaxy seems easy as we won the first leg 2-0 but it is not over, it is still half time for me and the rest of the team,” Denis Onyango said.

“In football, you can never underestimate your opponents.”

“We must focus on the game and be professional to win the game so that we can take the team to the next stage which is the group stages.”

“It is almost a done deal for us but we do not disrespect the game.”

“We must play the game with a lot of respect and win our home game and build up to the league game over the weekend,” Denis Onyango noted.

The first leg in Botswana saw the Brazilians walking away with a 2-0 victory.

Two goals scored against Galaxy came from Mothobi Mvala and Peter Shalulile.

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Mamelodi Sundowns kicked off 2021 in style with a 1-0 Premier Soccer League win over Orlando Pirates.

According to Onyango, the win will benefit his side in gearing up for Tuesday’s Caf Champions League clash.

“It is nice to be back in the New Year and to have played a game on the second day was good for us, it was worth it.”

“The game we played over the weekend was great for us and good preparation for the upcoming clash in the CAF,” he noted.

Denis Onyango who was part of the squad that conquered Africa in 2016, shared his feelings on the upcoming clash.

“It is important to seal off the game and go into the group stages as you don’t want to play in the Confederations Cup. It is not easy to play in the Confederations Cup.”

“We can’t be losing to a team that we managed to beat away from home.”

“We want to get into the Champions League group quickly so that we can focus on the league as we wait for the draw of the Champions League,” he noted.

Sundowns are looking for their second Champions League crown after clinching the 2016 title.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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