Onyango’s Sundowns clinch domestic treble with Nedbank title

DAVID GOMBE

Sundowns welcomed back custodian Denis Onyango in the victory over Bloemfontein Celtic in the Nedbank Cup final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Gaston Sirino scored the all important goal as Sundowns edged Celtic 1-0 to complete a remarkable treble for the first time in the PSL era having also won the Telkom Knockout Cup and PSL title.

The famous treble sees the Brazilians emulate Orlando Pirates, who won the treble in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

This was also the Masandawana’s fifth Nedbank crown.

Sundowns players celebrate their Nedbank crown

Themba Zwane two golden opportunities to fire Sundowns into the lead in the lead in the first period but the attacking midfielder was unable to punish Celtic.

Onyango also made a finger tip save in the closing stages of the first half to deny Victor Letsoalo off a looping header.

Sundowns did find the important strike 10 minutes to the end of the contest after Sirino darted inwards from the left before smashing the ball from range.

With only five minutes to the final whistle, Onyango was again given some work to do denying Andile Fikizolo from close range.

Mamelodi Sundowns were able to hold on to the lead and secure the famous treble in what has been a dramatic season for them.

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