Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender finds new home in the PSL

The centre-back has not taken long to land a new club after being released by the Brazilians

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Brian Onyango looks to have secured himself a new home in the PSL following his release by the Brazilians.

Onyango was reportedly spotted in training with SuperSport United on Thursday and Friday as the club works on making the deal formal before his unveiling.

According to FARPost, Onyango is among players coach Gavin Hunt is keen to add to his side to improve a defence that was so porous last season.

Onyango is seen as the perfect replacement for Siyanda Xulu

Matsatsantsa conceded the most goals among the top 10 sides in the PSL in 2023-24, having shipped in 33, and they want to address that with the signing of Onyango who will add experience and leadership to the backline.

The Kenyan defender is seen as the perfect replacement for Siyanda Xulu who left the club after just one season and will be among a host of new arrivals to boost Hunt’s side that is looking to improve on their seventh place finish of last season.

Signed by Sundowns from Maritzburg United in 2020, Onyango endured a tough spell with the Brazilians with injuries and poor form conspiring to make his life difficult.

The defender will hope for regular playing time at SuperSport

He still won three league titles, as well as the inaugural African Football League last season, but he was more of a peripheral figure under recently departed coach Rhulani Mokwena.

Onayngo managed just nine appearances last season, three of those coming in the PSL, and had fallen out of favour with Sundowns fans by the time he left given how he was booed in April during Masandawana’s league tie against Sekhukhune United.

The centre-back made 61 appearances across all competitions for Sundowns but will hope for regular playing time at SuperSport.

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