I Still have six years at the high level – Onyango 

By Clive Kyazze

Goalkeeping is without a doubt the most sensitive and demanding department on the football pitch.

Some custodians work their way to the top but struggle to keep there while others get there and keep there.

Uganda Cranes skipper and shot stopper Denis Onyango is one who struggled on his way to the top and has held forte since he got there.

But like any other athlete, a time comes and you must hang those boots and for goalkeepers gloves.

That has been the big question Onyango has been asked time and again especially now that he is the longest serving player on the Cranes roaster.

While appearing on a weekly sports show the Press Box, Onyango was asked how long he thinks he can go.

“I asked the technical team of Sundowns and they told me, I have about six years playing football at the top and by that they meant the Champions League,” Onyango said

Onyango, who is a 2018 CAF Footballer of the Year nominee is currently nursing a knee injury also projected into the future if he ever decided to hang his gloves.

“I look into coaching, I hope to coach in a few years to come, although I still have a lot to offer at the club.”

“I don’t know about the national team because I see so many young good goalkeepers coming through,” he added.

Onyango guided Mamelodi Sundowns to African glory when the South African outfit lifted the Champions League in 2016.

The side has also qualified for the group stages of the 2018/2019 Total CAF Champions League and Onyango will hope to be fit in time to play his part in the competition.

And maybe be fit and in top form ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

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