Mamelodi Sundowns surely have one hand on the 2018/2019 Absa Premiership title with one round of league fixtures remaining.
For Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango, a sixth league title in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is on the horizon, and a third with Sundowns.
Onyango was in goal when the defending champions beat Lamontville Golden Arrows 2 – 0 on Tuesday night to leapfrog Orlando Pirates to the top of the log by two points.
“It wasn’t easy like all games in the PSL, but we just had to keep focussed go through the 90 minutes with three points,” Onyango told www.football-256.com on Wednesday night,” Onyango told www.football0256.com, he added.
“It’s not yet over, anything can happen in the last game, all we need is a win but it won’t come on a silver platter we must work for it.”
Skipper Hlompho Kekana opened the scoring after just three minutes before Themba Zwane doubled the lead three minutes later. Arrows had numerous chances but Onyango insisted on keeping another clean sheet.
“The game came out as expected, they were quicker, faster and our petrol gauge says empty but I am happy we killed it in the first half,” Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said in a post-match interview with Supersport.
“We don’t have the legs but we have the heart, the passion, the spirit and the tactics so second half we just managed the game,” he added.
Sundowns now have to win their final game away against Free State Stars to seal a ninth league crown.
It will also be Pitso’s fourth league title in just over five years bringing him level with Gordon Igesund, Gavin Hunt and Ted Dumitru.
For Denis Onyango, the title would mean he has equalled Chippa United winger Daine Klate on 6 Absa Premiership titles, no player has won more.
Onyango won three PSL while still at Supersport United in the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 seasons.