Kenyan defender Brian Mandela Onyango completed a fourth straight Premier Soccer League (PSL) game, this time at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday 5 October as Maritzburg United was forced to a 0-0 draw Cape Town City.
Mandela had been on the same duty - with a place in coach Fadlu David's central defence - as Maritzburg United forced hosts Amazulu to a similar 0-0 draw on Tuesday.
Playtime for the big defender is certainly good news for Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne who drew him up for an upcoming third round 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against hosts Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.
Mandela is expected to plug in for Joash Onyango who saw red for taking one for the team as Kenya saw off fancied Ghana in early September during a second round game in the same competition in Nairobi.
He is one of the Ethiopia bound defenders in Migne’s list besides Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers, Kenya), Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, Zambia), Abud Omar (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), David Ochieng (IF Brommapojkarna, Sweden), Erick Ouma (Vasalund, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA)
From the Friday result, Maritburg sits 13th in the 16-team PSL log with seven points from as many games and just ahead of Cape Town City on goal difference.