Since Ronwen Williams has proven himself to be the perfect number one for Sundowns going forward with 10 clean sheets in the DStv Premiership thus far. The Mamelodi Sundowns management and technical staff will have a couple of decisions to make with regards to the old guard namely Dennis Onyango and Kennedy Mweene who have served the club with great aplomb over the years.
The current situation is that they can’t keep both goalkeepers as second fiddle to Williams. A close source to the club believes that the Ugandan born Onyango might be given an extension, at the expense of the Zambian, Mweene.
Adding to this, is the fact that Masandawana have also opened talks with goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse with regards to extending his contract. The former Kaizer Chiefs shot stopper is seen as the third in line within the pecking order at Chloorkop, having made his last appearance in the CAF Champions league against La Passe.
However, if Mweene stays, he could be appointed as the club’s assistant goalkeeper coach at the start of next season. He has also been potentially earmarked for use within the development section at the club.
In other news on the Sundowns front, two players facing possible bleak futures are defenders Brian Onyango and the versatile Rivaldo Coetzee. Onyango registered six appearances, having recently come off the bench to replace Rushine De Reuck after he suffered a concussion, whilst scoring the first goal against TS Galaxy. While Coetzee has seen no action, and seems to be behind the likes of Andile Jali, Sipho Mbule, Mothobi Mvala and even Bongani Zungu. His contract however only expires in June 2026, so any club interested will need to buy him out of his contract, unless a mutual termination is agreed upon. What stands against Coetzee is his injury record at the club. Talented as he may be, he arrived injured and has continued to be plagued by injuries, which may lead to his exit despite being a stand out performer when fit.
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