Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango will continue to keep goal wearing RG gloves for the next two years after the two parties agreed to a new contract.
Onyango has been using RG gloves since 2014 after his goalkeeping coach at Mamelodi Sundown Jon Pascua Ibarrola introduced him to Ramiro Gonzalez, the director of the company.
Ibarrola has since moved on and now works with Barcelona keepers but Onyango and Gonzalez relationship has grown from strength to strength.
“I started working with them in 2014 yet I wasn’t getting first-team football and since then we are working together it’s about trusting each other,” Onyango told Football256.
“The main component of the relationship is to get RG gloves for my work every year, the monetary value attached to the deal is used to buy more RG equipment to use as a goalkeeper,” he added.
While using RG gloves, Onyango has won the CAF Champions League in 2016, helped Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2019.
Onyango who has also won three league titles at Sundowns between 2016 and 2019, the Nedbank Cup and Telekom Knockout is impressed about the quality of the gloves.
“The quality has been getting better with time because they want to improve their quality now and then.”
“Every time I use them, I give them feedback on what needs to improve to make them better and I must admit they are very comfortable.”
“ Because even in Uganda, most goalkeepers use them, especially the KCCA FC goalkeepers and that shows they are nice and top quality,” he added.
Onyango was voted the best player based in Africa in 2016 but since then he has also been voted the best goalkeeper on the continent for three straight years.
In the PSL it’s only Onyango and former teammate now at Orlando Pirates, Wayne Sandilands who have the endorsement with RG gloves while majority of them purchase the gloves because of their quality.
On the African continent, Tunisian Achraf Krir who features for Etoile Sahel and TP Mazembe’s Sylvain Gbohouo are the other goalkeepers who work with RG gloves.