Fantastic Denis Onyango saves five penalties in MTN8 final
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango was the toast of the Twitter streets after saving five of Cape Town City’s penalties in the MTN8 Final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.
His penalty saves helped Sundowns win the MTN8 for the first time since 2007.
This was their first final appearance since the 2016 3-0 hammering at the hands of the now-defunct Bidvest Wits at the Mbombela Stadium.
The game ended 1-1 after extra-time after Fagrie Lakay’s 75th goal canceled out Thapelo Morena’s 24th-minute opener.
❌❌✅❌✅❌❌ – Denis Onyango put on a goalkeeping masterclass against Cape Town City in the #MTN8 final as he saved five of the seven penalties he faced in the shootout. pic.twitter.com/MKzQV7VBUQ
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) October 31, 2021
Having watched his midfielders and forwards fluff plenty of chances before Lakay’s equaliser, Onyango turned in a penalty-saving performance of the ages.
He saved Khanyisa Mayo’s, Lakay’s, Abdul Jeleel Ajagun’s, Tareeq Fielies and Thamsanqa Mkhize’s spot-kicks in a stupendous showing.
At the very same ground in 2015, Onyango had saved two penalties against Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout Cup final that Sundowns won 3-1.
Former Lions coach and Titans assistant coach Geoffrey Toyana, a vocal Sundowns supporter, sent a cryptic tweet before the game about Onyango’s ability.
Dennis Onyango is the best goalkeeper in the world ,if u want to fight ,I’m ready and can send location 👌👌
— Geoffrey Toyana (@geoffreytoyana) October 30, 2021