Uganda Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns Goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango is a subject of discussion on all platforms of social media and the whole of South Africa.
This is not because he won the Ballon d’or but rather it follows a horrible howler on Tuesday night as Mamelodi Sundowns played Polokwane City in the ABSA Premiership.
The lanky CAF footballer of the year based in Africa let a header from Salulani Phiri on the stroke of half time slip out of his hands and then as he tried to recover it, it hit his back heel and trickled over his own line for a bizarre own goal.
Onyango believes, ever since he returned from the knee injury, his confidence has been wanting.
“It was a lapse in concentration, I take the blame because it wasn’t the hardest of balls” Onyango told Supersport TV in a post-match interview.
The goal meant both sides could only share the spoils in the one all draw something Onyango apologized for.
“I cost the team three points, we all make mistakes, I think I’ve struggled since I came back from the knee injury and I am struggling with confidence but I need to play and fight for my place.”
“I am a big boy, I need to take the punches and move on because we next play Wits and we must win” Onyango stated.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has thrown his weight behind Africa’s number one insisting he is bigger than that mistake.