“It’s important for us to go into a match with a positive mindset.” – Denis Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up for a massive clash against Orlando Pirates this weekend. Bafana Ba Style have been in great form for the DSTV Premiership 2022/23 campaign leading with fifty-two points. The team will be looking to add three points to their current standing on the table on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the big clash, Denis Onyango gave insight on how they will approach the match. “It’s a new month and everyone is focused on the game. it’s a big encounter and every time we face Orlando pirates it’s a delightful game. We know that it’s going to be a very difficult game away from home and we will give it our best since the team is ready and fresh for the game. We are expecting a good encounter.”

Before attending to their duty in continental football, the Brazilians want to tackle the assignment of returning from Esgodini with maximum points. Onyango mentioned that the team will be keen to keep the momentum for this game and going forward because of the number of important matches lined up this month.

“When we play all games, we want to dominate the entire game [first and second half], and we have been trying hard especially with the high-intensity games to keep the ball on our side. The boys are looking sharp and it’s important for us to go into a match with a positive mindset. Whenever we play Pirates in Orlando, it’s always interesting and they obviously have an advantage because they’re playing at home, but we always have our supporters behind us”, said the Brazilians Goalkeeper.

Bafana Ba Style’s Captain added that he is certain that the Masandawana Faithful will come out to support the team as they play away from home. He further mentioned that when the supporters are behind them, he believes it’s possible to return with three points.

The nine times PSL title winning Goalkeeper communicated that a competitive mindset has been instilled in the team and the players have to be ready at all times. He said, “At Sundowns, you always need to be on your toes. We have a squad full of quality players and when one is presented with the opportunity to play, they need to be ready.”

The highly-anticipated league fixture will take place  at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday ( 4th of February 2023 ) and will kick off at 15h30.