Ugandan goalkeepers Denis Onyango and Salim Jamal Magoola ply their trade in South Africa with Mamelodi Sundowns and Richards Bay respectively.
Onyango has spent the best part of his career playing in South Africa while Jamal who is just at the beginning of it all has so far put in an impressive shift and the former is not surprised.
“Jamal is a fantastic goalkeeper and he has been doing very well even before he came to South Africa,” Onyango told Football256 before adding.
“We all saw how he was performing while he was still playing in Sudan with both Al-Merrikh and Al-Hilal.”
“At this point, he is just trying to get the game to the next level and he is doing very well, he has got a lot of clean sheets so far which is unbelievable.”
“I believe that he is doing a fantastic job representing the country (Uganda) in a very difficult country (South Africa),” he added.
After 13 DSTV Premiership games, Jamal has managed the most cleansheets, nine to be precise and Onyango believes he can go ahead and leave a mark in South Africa just like he has done.
“It is possible for him to emulate what I have done in South Africa because he has got the potential as far as his position is concerned.”
“The only challenge as of now is that he is playing for a team that is not competing for the league but if he remains focused he has the experience to get as many clean sheets as possible,” Onyango said.
Whereas Onyango’s Sundowns is holding onto the summit of the 16-team PSL log with 28 points from 12 games, Jamal’s Richards Bay are second with 23 points from 13 outings.
Richards Bay deserve their flowers for their performance so far, they find themselves in such a position even though they are playing in the PSL for the first time.
Both Onyango and Jamal are in their native country (Uganda) for the World Cup holiday with the PSL not returning until December 30th.