Itumeleng Khune – Denis Onyango is the best goalkeeper in PSL

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Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper and skipper Itumeleng Khune has settled the debate of ‘who is the better goalkeeper’ between him and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Denis Onyango.

This has been a hot topic on Twitter as fans engaged in a debate on who is Africa’s finest goalkeeper.

Khune and Onyango are two of the most decorated shot-stoppers in South Africa in the last 13 years having won many personal and team honours.

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Onyango has put up consistent performances for Mamelodi in recent years

As a result, there has been a hot topic among local supporters in recent years as to who is the better keeper between Khune and Onyango.

The latest debate on Twitter started after a fan posted a photo of the two shot-stoppers – asking: “Who’s actually the best keeper between Denis Onyango and Itumeleng Khune?”

Bafana Bafana international Khune then trended on Twitter as fans backed him, while others insisted that Uganda captain Onyango was better due to his accomplishments on the African continent.

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Khune has also been outstanding for Kaizer Chiefs

Khune decided to join the debate in an attempt to settle it by saying: “Let’s settle this, Masinde Onyango is the best Keeper in PSL.”

Comparing the two custodians

Denis Onyango

Denis Masinde Onyango who was born on 15th May 1985 is a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper and serves as captain of Uganda Cranes.


He has won six Premier Soccer League titles, three with SuperSport United and three with Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Uganda Cranes skipper has also won one Nedbank Cup, one Telkom Knockout title, one CAF Champions League trophy and a CAF Super Cup title.

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He was named the 2016 African-based African Player of the year. He was also ranked as the tenth best goalkeeper in the world in list for 2016 compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

The former SC Villa player has represented Uganda at the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Itumeleng Khune

Itumeleng Isaac Khune who was born on 20th June 1987 is a South African footballer who plays as goalkeeper and skipper for Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League and South African national team. 

He has three Premier Soccer League titles, three Nedbank Cup trophies, Four Telkom Knockout titles and three MTN 8 championships.

He represented Bafana Bafana in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and made some good saves in the opening match against Mexico.

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He has won several individual accolades one of them being the SA Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year in 2013.

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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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