Former Uganda Cranes captain and goalkeeper, Denis Masinde Onyango played a vital role in ensuring that his club Mamelodi Sundowns clinch their maiden MTN Eight cup title since 2007.
The 36 year old goalkeeper saved five penalties in shootouts (3-2) so that Masandawana can get a touch on the title at the expense of Cape Town FC to end the 14 year drought.
The game had failed to produce the winner after 120 minutes of play when it tied on 1-1.
Midfielder Thapelo Moreno had given Sundowns a lead in 24′ before City’s Fagrie Lakay bring the game back at level in 75′.
Onyago saved Thamsanqa Mkhize’s penalty as the last penalty taker on side of the Citizens to send few of the fans who attended the game into jubilation at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.
Sundowns last won this title in 2007 and under the sponsor it’s first of kind.
Onyango was named man of the match walking with his R8,000 as Sundowns won 525,000 as prize money.