Brian Onyango: Kenyan Superstar Set to Leave South African Club Mamelodi Sundowns

Brian Onyango: Kenyan Superstar Set to Leave South African Club Mamelodi Sundowns

Babajide Orevba
June 13, 2024 at 2:57 PM
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  • Brian Onyango could be saying his goodbyes to Premier Soccer League club, Mamelodi Sundowns, as his contract expires this June
  • The 29-year-old managed nine appearances in all competitions last season and there are no signs his contract will be renewed
  • In four years, Onyango made a total of 61 appearances in domestic and continental competitions, plus four DStv Premiership titles

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Impressive Kenyan international, Brian Onyango, seems set to depart Mamelodi Sundowns as his contract expires at the end of June.

The centre-back joined the club in the summer of 2020 on a four-year deal from Premier Soccer League rivals, Maritzburg United.

Many criticised his signing as Onyango had not played for over a year following an injury at his former club.

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Brian Onyango is set to leave Mamelodi Sundowns after four years with the reigning DStv Premiership champions. Photo credit: Phill Magakoe.
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He went on to enjoy four trophy-laden seasons with the outfit, picking up four DStv Premiership titles under coach, Rulani Mokwena.

His manager once expressed confidence in the defender but admitted that nobody is above making mistakes. Back in April, the tactician said, via SABC:

"Some of the fans who are booing Brian Onyango for his mistakes, if you were to follow them in their own professional space, you would pick up so many mistakes.

Mokwena also questioned why people had the tendency to berate others for making mistakes.

"I make more mistakes than Brian Onyango ever makes but he knows that I love him and I support him. He has my backing 100 per cent because he also protects me all the time."

Onyango has featured for Sundowns in a total of 61 matches across domestic and continental competitions.

After a lengthy absence from the national team, the 29-year-old was recalled by the Harambee Stars technical crew.

However, he was a part-timer for Sundowns during the just-concluded season, playing in just nine matches across all competitions.

Mudau attracts interest from Burnley

Sports Brief also previously reported that Bafana Bafana star, Khuliso Mudau, has attracted interest from Burnley ahead of the opening of the summer transfer window.

According to reports, the Clarets sent scouts to watch the defender in action while Leeds are reportedly eager to bolster their squad after failing to secure a promotion.

The Whites finished third in the Championship but lost a chance to qualify during the playoffs, with Leicester City, Ipswich Town, and Southampton claiming the spots.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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