The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeping department is one of the most experienced in South African football as it consists of players who have represented their respective national teams. Kennedy Mweene is a Zambian international and has won the African Cup of Nations in 2012. Dennis Onyango has won seven Absa Premiership titles and also won the CAF best African based player in 2016. Reyaad Pieterse is a South African international and has shown that he has his hand raised up, as he has done well every time he has been called up to stand between the sticks. Abram Ngcobo is one for the future as he was recently promoted to the senior side and being around the likes of Onyango and Mweene will surely learn a lot from them.
Goalkeeper coach Wendell Robinson spoke about how the spirit amongst the lads is and said that “the goalkeeping department is very close because we know the nature of that position. That is one mistake means it’s a goal. So they are very supportive of each other because they know what it takes to play for such a big team and the pressure that’s put on you. So they don’t like to have added pressure on each other by not being close and not supportive of each other.”
The closeness of the goalkeepers was evident recently when Onyango got injured, Mweene stepped up and showed that the coach has capable soldiers who are ready to fight whenever they are called. Masandawana conceded twenty-two goals in the 2019/20 season, better than last season.