Denis Onyango – the hero of the 2015 Telkom Knockout final – believes Mamedi Sundowns will go far in next year’s Caf Champions League because they want to add a star to the Tshwane-based outfit’s logo.
Sundowns and their TKO final opponents, Kaizer Chiefs will represent South Africa in the Caf Champions League next in 2016.
“Last season we got knocked out by a big team, this time we want to get to the knockout stages which is where anything can happen and we can go as far as the final,” said Onyango.
The Uganda goalkeeper said that talk about doing well in the continental competition has been going on at the team for a while, even before the big TKO final on Wednesday this week.
“The coach has been consistently telling us the importance of doing well in that competition. Even before we played Chiefs, we spoke about the Caf Champions League. For us it is about getting a star on the Sundowns badge like (Orlando) Pirates has. That you get only by winning the Champions league. That is the legacy we want to help the coach leave here.
“South African football is more respected now because of what Pirates has done in the two continental club competitions and I think we need to help them.
“We have to ensure that our league is well respected not for being well run but for being competitive as well with teams dominating in African football.”