President Museveni has praised Uganda Cranes shot-stopper Denis Onyango after he was named Africa’s best football goalkeeper in the just concluded CAF Awards 2018
‘ ‘I congratulate my son @masindeonyango for being named in Africa’s best XI football team at the
#CAFAwards18 in Dakar, Senegal.’’ the president tweeted on Wednesday
He added: There’s no doubt his goal-keeping skills have contributed immensely to Uganda’s recent footballing success, and as a country, we are proud of him.
The Awards Gala, to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year 2018 was held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Onyango was shortlisted with 33 other illustrious players, most plying their trade in Europe.
The shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee.
The final phase involved votes from CAF Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, and Coaches & Captains of the 54 Member Associations.