Absa Premiership

Onyango wins top award in Uganda

2016-06-09 11:32
Denis Onyango (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has been named Uganda's Footballer of the Year for his outstanding performances at both club and country level in 2015/16

Onyango produced brilliant displays between the sticks for the Brazilians in the 2015/16 season, making over 30 appearances in all competitions to cement his place as the top-performing goalkeeper in the Premiership.

The Uganda international also played an instrumental role in the Cranes' AFCON and World Cup qualifiers, making three penalty saves during the campaign, including a one-handed save against Togo in a World Cup qualifier.

The 31-year-old thanked his Sundowns and Uganda teammates, before expressing his gratitude to the management at Chloorkop for their support.

"I want to thank my teammates who contributed to this award as we won both the Nedbank Cup and the Telkom Knockout in 2015," Onyango told his club's website.

"Also, the Uganda national team, The Cranes, put in some outstanding performances. The award means a lot to me, especially because not many goalkeepers get to win this category.

"It’s all been all about maturity, self-belief and also the competition that I have at the club and national team.

"I also want to thank the management and coaching staff of Mamelodi Sundowns who gave me the opportunity to play - and more importantly, my wife and children who supported me throughout," Onyango concluded.

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