By Allan Damba
The Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has promised to instruct the House through its sports committee to accord special recognition to retired Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango.
Onyango last week announced his retirement from the senior national soccer team after 16 years of committed and diligent service.
Chairing the August House sitting on Monday, April 19, 2021, Kadaga expressed her support and admiration for the former captain saying, “I am a big fan of Onyango and the Uganda Cranes.”
“I agree entirely with the proposal for the motion of recognition for Dennis Onyango, one of Africa’s finest sportsmen for his many years of service to Uganda. I shall instruct the Parliament sports team to act,” Kadaga stressed.
The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper came to a number of achievements both individually and with the team.
Among the many include help guide the Uganda Cranes to the first Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in 2017 after over 39 years, before repeating the feat two years later.
The 35-year-old custodian also raised his flag sky-high beyond the borders, winning the CAF Champions league with his Sundowns team in 2016.
The same year, he was not only voted Africa’s finest goalkeeper but also the continent’s best player based in Africa.
He has gone on to win a number of trophies outside the country with SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns. He remains one of the continent’s most decorated players.