July 5, 2022

Onyango’s success a huge inspiration for young Ugandans – Mokwena

By Brian Aheebwa

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena has praised goalkeeper Denis Onyango for setting himself as a perfect example, especially for the young Ugandans.

Onyango came from a humble background and has gone on to have a successful career which is adorable to many.

Becoming the most decorated player in the history of the Premier Soccer League in South Africa is the former Uganda Cranes captain’s most recent achievement among the many he has.

“What Denis has done is incredible for these young kids that are in Uganda,” Mokwena told the media before adding.

“You have to go to Uganda to understand the environment, not just from a political sense but the socio-economic background that he comes from.”

“It is also very difficult to speak about him without being emotional because of what he has done for Sundowns.”

“And also to get someone to be the best goalkeeper on the African continent and to win that award from humble beginnings to achieve not only with Sundowns”

“But also with Bidvest Wits and SuperSport, that type of story is one that many footballers would be happy to write,” he added.

With nine PSL titles, the 36-year-old goal-minder is the most successful player with his former teammate Hlompho Kekana coming closest having retired on eight trophies.

On top of winning nine PLS titles, Onyango also has a CAF Champions League trophy won in 2016 with Mamelodi.

That year, he was also named in CAF Africa’s finest XI and he was also crowned African Player of the Year – Based in Africa.

Onyango’s nine PSL titles

2008 – SuperSport

2009 – SuperSport

2010 – SuperSport

2016 – Mamelodi

2018 – Mamelodi

2019 – Mamelodi

2020 – Mamelodi

2021 – Mamelodi

2022 – Mamelodi

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